The Tax Professionals Blog — inherited property
Posted by Lee Reams Sr. on
A beneficiary who inherits the residence of a decedent generally acquires it with a basis equal to the fair market value at the decedent’s date of death, and since it is inherited property, it is treated as held for long-term. Generally, a beneficiary will sell the residence through a broker and will have substantial sales costs. A frequent question is whether or not a loss is allowed on the sale. The answer to that question depends upon the beneficiary’s use of the property after inheriting it.