Do I have to pay taxes on real property I inherit when I sell it?

Yes. But the general rule is that the recipient’s basis for inherited property is stepped up from the decedent’s cost to the asset’s fair market value at the decedent’s date of death.  Therefore, any taxes on the property you sell will be less than otherwise without a stepped up basis.  Your capital gains would use that new basic.


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