What are the Tax implications on Selling Parents Property?

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In California, if a parent(s) is deceased and owned real estate, and a will is present, the ownership of that property passes to their children. If they have no children, then it goes to the spouse. In some cases where there are no children or a spouse and when there’s more than one child with interest in the property, and there is no will present, it may be necessary for the court to determine who inherits this property. Probate Court has jurisdiction over these matters and can mediate disputes among heirs about how best to divide up assets. Inheriting a home in Los Angeles may come with some tax implications, and it’s best to seek the advice of an expert.

This blog post provides some cursory information about who must file a California Inheritance Tax Return.

Who must file a California Inheritance Tax Return?

There are three types of taxes in California, and the first is an estate tax, the second is capital gains tax, and the third is a property tax. If you inherited property from someone who had a residence, stocks, bonds, or other assets in California and the total value of all these assets exceeds $1 million; you may be required to file a California Inheritance Tax Return. An inheritor with a share of inheritance of more than $250000 will also be taxed on that amount of money.

The Los Angeles probate law is complex, and the tax implications of selling a property in probate can be confusing. If you sell a probate property in Los Angeles, the tax laws are different from a willed and inherited property. It’s essential to know about the tax implications of inheriting property before finalizing any decisions about what to do with it.

What are some of the ways to reduce my estate and inheritance taxes in CA?

In the United States, taxes are a big part of life. Taxes impact everything from our income to property taxes. However, there are ways to reduce your estate and inheritance taxes in California and minimize the tax burden on assets that you may inherit or leave behind for your beneficiaries after you pass away.

To decrease your estate and inheritance taxes in CA, you must have a good understanding of what these types of taxes entail and how they work so that you can make informed decisions about what steps should be taken before death occurs. You should also speak with an experienced probate lawyer, CPA, or experienced probate real estate agent who has knowledge about these issues if it is unclear which actions you should take.

How do I calculate how these taxes?

Suppose you’re a beneficiary of an estate as an executor, or trustee of the will, listed as the beneficiary on a property deed, and are wondering how to calculate the various taxes of an inherited estate. In that case, this section is for you. First, there are many different types of taxes? Federal income tax can range from 10-39% depending on which bracket you fall into, and state income tax ranges from 0-12%. There may also be additional federal and state death taxes (aka probate) ranging from 1% – 18%, depending on where the deceased lived at the time of their passing. You can use these ranges if you choose to calculate what taxes are owed. However, our recommendation is to look to the experts to provide you with a solid and correct tax calculation.


Taxes are a necessary evil for most people. But when you inherit property from someone who has died, taxes can be even more complicated and costly. This article introduced you to only one facet of many that need addressing before selling a probate property in Los Angeles, California. If you have any questions or want to discuss your specifics with one of our experts, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Contact Josh V Realty at (323) 826-5570, check out this video: [insert Tax Video link] or visit our website to learn more about probate www.joshvrealty.com – You’ll be glad you did!

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