Q: My uncle left me fifty percent of his house in NJ .Do I have to pay a gift tax, if it was gifted in his will
Gift tax is only paid on gifts made while the donor was alive. In this case, it sounds like you inherited it. There is an inheritance tax in New Jersey. The rate for class D beneficiaries (a niece or nephew falls into this class) pays a 15% tax. In addition, the estate may be liable for the NJ estate tax. Depending upon the circumstances, your share may be reduced by a portion of that tax as well.
I disagree with Mr. Aalsberg on this. There are many lawyers who handle estates and are knowledgeable in this area.
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