Is inheritance tax owed on an inherited account with Wachovia if we leave the $ in the account?

Asked 9 months ago - Yukon, OK

My 3 brothers & I inherited our mother's investment account w/Wachovia. If we leave the money in the account (we each received less than $30,000) will there be taxes due?

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  1. Kevin H. Pate

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . In a nutshell, you and your brothers can not owe a tax that does not exist. And if we were still back a few years when it did exist, the amount you reference is well under the threshold from back then.

  2. Steven M Zelinger


    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . I am not an OK attorney so I could be wrong but based on a quick search OK doesn't currently have a state inheritance tax or state estate tax. In any event, if the state did levy such a tax and if the people you say are entitled to the account are so entitled, and the assets are taxable (IF!!!) then the funds would still be taxed even before they are technically moved because the rights in the account vested upon death. Again that's a lot of "ifs"

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

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