Submitted By: Alex
Answered: July 23, 2013 8:30 am

My wife inherited money from her father in Syria. Is this taxable to her?

No. An inheritance, regardless of amount, is tax free to the heir. It does not matter whether the person who died was a U.S. citizen or a foreign national.

advertisement
Tax Glossary

Straddle

Taking an offsetting investment position to reduce the risk of loss in a similar investment.

More terms