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Malachite asks:

>> What is the maximum amount a person can inherit from a relative before they owe taxes on the
money? I just inherited a pretty hefty chunk and am trying to figure out before I invest how much I'll owe
Uncle Sam. <<

If this is a true "inheritance", meaning given on the decedent's death, then you (the inheritor) owe nothing, no matter how much was given to you.

The confiscatory estate taxes are just that... paid by the estate. The estate can distribute $625000 before incurring estate taxes.

Oh (owe ?), of course, that's just for Federal Income taxes. Your state may have it's own specific methods for getting its hands on your money.

Um- just so you know - I might be all wrong, but that's the way I remember it.
My advice worth every penny you paid for it:

- DD
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