Will I have to pay income tax on my Mothers house that was in a revocable trust?


I am sole heir in my Mothers revocable trust. She died in 2016, I sold her house in 2016. Will I have taxes to pay?


Upon your mother’s death, the home receives a step up in basis to fair market value. By placing and selling the home on the market soon after your mother’s death, the basis will be presumed to be the selling price. You should consult with a knowledgeable accountant or CPA to do the tax returns, especially if the house was sold from the trust. Upon your mother’s death, the trust became irrevocable and an EIN should have been assigned to the trust.

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