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You most likely won't have Federal Income tax on your inheritance. More because generally the tax due, (if any as there are now a number of exemptions) is paid under the Estate & Gift Tax provisions, which interlink with the income tax provisions. (Yes, there are any number of taxes due on gifts and winnings, or just the finding of money. Also, always keep in mind the State income tax implications may be different than the Federal.
The whole Gift, Estate & Inheritance taxes arena can be a complex field, requiring calculating lifetime exemptions, etc. Review the link provided and the further links to the sections that seem relevant to your situation.
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Do you have to pay federal income tax?

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Is paying federal income tax voluntary?

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Do you need to pay income tax on inheritance?

Not the inheritor. The estate may need to, if it is large enough. If you sell stock or property you inherit, you need to report the sale, but you will only owe tax on any gain

When do you have to pay federal income tax?

Your taxes must be paid through out the year. That is, by either payroll withholding or making estimated payments on your estimated amount due quarterly...with a Form 1040-ES.

Do Congressman pay federal income taxes?

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Do you have to pay income tax on cash inheritances?

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Percentage to pay in federal income tax?

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Who is required to pay federal income taxes?

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Do you pay income tax on an inheritance in MD?

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Is Inheritance money to be reported on federal income tax as income?

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When did paying federal income tax start?

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