I have recently been asked some questions concerning the tax consequences of an inheritance of stock, certificate of deposits and savings accounts, and also life insurance proceeds.
As a general rule an inheritance of stock, certificates of deposits and savings accounts is not subject to individual income tax. However any dividends or interest paid after death may be subject to income tax.
Life insurance proceeds paid to an individual because of the death of the insured person are usually not subject to individual income tax. Any interest income paid from date of death until date of payment is taxable.
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