Does inheritance constitutes income for income tax purposes?

One of the questions I get in estate planning is whether an inheritance constitutes income for income tax purposes. And the answer to this question is no.

Inherited property does not constitute income for income tax purposes. It’s a gift. Somebody who is giving you property. It’s not income that you earned. 

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