I live in Oregon and my Grandparents left me 25,000 - According to my Dad, I will not have to pay taxes on this , is that true?

Asked about 1 year ago - Bend, OR

I also have some debt out there ... back taxes, student loans, medical bills, etc.... I intend to take care of these matters, but am curious if this will just be taken out of the money that was inherited to me ?

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  1. Adam Famulary

    Contributor Level 10


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    Answered . Your father is correct. Your inheritance is not subject to estate tax or income tax (you get to keep all $25,000).

    This is not legal advice. This is to be used for educational purposes only.
  2. Diane L Gruber

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    Answered . It is unlikely your creditors can directly take your inheritance. If there are judgments against you, your bank account can be garnished, however.

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  3. Steven M Zelinger


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    Answered . Inheritances are not taxable income. The income that inheritances generate (such as interest if it is invested during the time of administration) is be taxable but with $25,000 that would be very unlikely to amount to much.

    This is not legal advice nor intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information provided here is... more

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