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March 2006

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Death Taxes the IRA

Doris Kahn died in 2000. She owned two regular IRAs that had a fair market value of $2,620,410.


At death, IRAs are not treated like homes, which pass to the heirs at fair market value with no income tax issues. Thus, a $3 million home is included in the estate at $3 million and comes to you via the estate with a stepped-up basis of $3 million. If you sell the inherited home for $3 million, you owe no taxes ... Log in to view full article.

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