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3 Questions Answered
- Q. Hello, I will be inheriting $90,000. and live in Montgomery County Maryland will I be paying any MD or Federal taxes?
- A: If the sum total of the Estate is only $90,000, then you are well under state and federal thresholds for estate tax. There are several other fees you may have to handle - probate fees, capital gains, income tax, all depending on the nature of the assets in the estate. Please consult a qualified CPA/attorney to assess your potential liability. ** Please note this is not to be considered legal or tax advice, and creates no attorney-client relationship. **
- Q. My dad died without a will owning land with his siblings, his only sibling alive is selling it now who gets my dads part
- A: It depends on how the land is titled. If there are say 3 people who own property, they can own it as either joint tenants with right of survivorship, or as tenants in common. If the former, the person last alive will own 100% of the property. If the latter, then we would need to open a probate estate for your dad (and for each person who has passed away), as each person would get their 1/3 share. Feel free to reach out if you would like a free consult --- we can look up the property while on the phone and give you more specific details on how to proceed.
- Q. My blood sister recently passed away intestate. Would I be able to assume her mortgage?
- A: Actually, you would not need to assume the mortgage. There is a federal law called Garn St. Germain that allows you to retain the property as an inheritance without the lender accelerating the debt under its due on sale clause or performing any other underwriting. Obviously, each estate is fact dependent, so please double check with a qualified attorney before proceeding.
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