As my mothers sole heir, if she passes, will I be subject to inheritance taxes on the land? I have read that inheritance tax on land can range from 18%- 50% of the value.
answered on Apr 6, 2023
At this time, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico does not impose inheritance per se. Nevertheless, property taxes are another matter entirely. Assuming that she lived the real estate property in Puerto Rico until her death, and assuming that no descendant has lived the real estate property since,... Read more »
the property in question should have been segregated according to our ‘records’ back when they were originally filed by my father. There appears to be a sequence of numbers that corresponds with each one of the assigned land parcels. Could the OPGe assist with clarifying if the land was... Read more »
answered on Apr 3, 2023
You'll have a better chance to get the information from the Property Registry. When lad plots are segregated from a main lot, the Registrar annotates each of the new property ("fincas") numbers for each of the newly segregated land plots on the margin of the main lot. Also identified... Read more »
I did the claim de Herrederos after my father passed and I think a ‘Plano de certification y mensura’ may have been done on the property when it was surveyed by an engineer and whole description was filed with the paperwork. Unless it is a separate or different process? don’t know if that... Read more »
answered on Mar 24, 2023
Your description contains confusing information about the multiple steps required for an inheritance to be correctly transferred to the heirs. Given the specialized nature of estate law in Puerto Rico, hiring an attorney to do this for you is highly recommended. If everything is correct, a licensed... Read more »
Assuming that most of the process should have been already done, where would I go to find the measurements of the plot? I had the land surveyed when we started the process back in 2007 when my father passed.I’m pretty sure I have most of these documents. The only thing I don’t have is the title... Read more »
answered on Mar 23, 2023
Ownership of the property can be established by requesting a registry certification from the Puerto Rico Property Registry (Registro de la Propiedad) with copy of the scanned foils that shows the historical tract of the real estate property. You can physically visit the Registry located in the... Read more »
My mother is a PR resident (I am not), and wants to gift her home to me before she remarries or dies. She also said she may want to still live in the home after she gifts it to me. She said she would gift the title, but still have it enscribed in her name. I want to accept her kind gift, but I am... Read more »
answered on Jul 18, 2022
First off, unless your mother donates the property to you by way of a deed the Property Registry would still register the real estate in her name. Once she transfers the property in fee simple to you, it needs to be inscribed in your name by filing a certified copy of the donation deed and of your... Read more »
CRIM tells me that the only name on their listing is my father’s therefore my sisters and I are the only heirs. Someone wants to buy the property ( cash sale), according to them once we have the declaration of heirs the property is transferred and there are no closing cost or taxes to be pay on... Read more »
answered on Mar 21, 2022
What you say is not entirely correct.
As a rule, there is no inheritance tax applied. Once the declaration of heirs has been issued by the Puerto Rico courts, you need to procure a certification of value and a certification of debt from CRIM. With these certifications and a copy of the... Read more »
I am being ordered to fly from California to NY to sign documents and turn over my portion of the inheritance to him/them. I have asked for documentation repeatedly and he refuses to give me anything not even verbal information about the matter and now he is threatening to abandoned my father, not... Read more »
answered on Sep 6, 2021
First off, blackmailing you into resigning your inheritance is illegal. If your siblings have denied you access to documentation pertaining to your mother's estate (assuming that she died in Puerto Rico), you have the right to request said documents through the Puerto Rico Courts, by way if an... Read more »
My mother/aunt-in-law wish to sign over their mothers property in PR to my wife. I have several questions:
1) Their brother died prior to her grandmother, but he had children. Do they have a claim to the property? 2) I am unsure if anyone took care of the inheritance tax, as seen on... Read more »
answered on Jul 3, 2020
Hello and thank you for using Justia. First off, I thank you for your services to the Armed Forces.
1) The Grand Mother is the "Causante" thus an Estate has to be created in her name. The members of the Estate are your Mother in Law, Aunt in Law and your deceased Uncle in Law. The... Read more »
Is there a tax with interest and penalty due. Value of Estate is around $4m. There has been 3 bad lawyers involved and internal as well as external fighting that has now lasted 17yrs from DOD. I am very concerned about potential liabilities. All born in PR, 3 live in USA and 1 still lives in P.R..
answered on Jun 8, 2020
Hello and thank you for using Justia. Very sorry to read that you have had horrible expirience with the prior three Attornys.
An Inheritance Tax Return must be filed as soon as possible. There will be a Tax liability on the value of the Estate plus penalties and ingrest fees. In addition... Read more »
answered on Apr 19, 2020
Hello and thank you for using Justia. Usually a sworn Declaration stating that they are the residents of said property will allow them to get public utilities connected.
I would like to know if notorized letter is signed in NJ will it help with changing name on property in PR. Not sure, what I need to do as my father is now in a nursing home. He never fixed the right papers to leave me the property. I don't know if the property will be lost?
answered on Nov 5, 2019
No, a notarized letter is not sufficient to transfer real property. You need a properly drafted deed signed and notarized by your father. First you'll need to determine the ramifications of a transfer. Will this effect medicaid /medicare, will it be a taxable gift, does he have an estate plan,... Read more »
No known will is in place. And we don't know if annual taxes have been paid on property.
answered on Aug 31, 2019
If the property is located in PR and his parents are no longer alive, and he did not leave a will, then the heir will be your mom but the inheritance process will have to be done in order for her to formally become the owner. If the property was his principal residence and he had obtained full... Read more »
answered on Jun 11, 2019
In general, the 2017 TCJA changes the tax laws related to divorce in some key respects. The tax aspects of a property settlement did not change where property changes hands at the time the divorce is finalized. But be careful of receiving property with a built in tax gain where the value exceeds... Read more »
She has the deed and it is registered with the property registry in her county under her name. I am not sure if she owes any taxes etc. on the property but she has owned this land for over 30 years. The property needs maintenance as well. I am looking for some tips in the right directin on how... Read more »
answered on Jun 11, 2018
Good evening and thank you for using JUSTIA. There are various questions you need to be answered before you accept such as is there a mortgage, is this her only property, are there any children (future inheritors), is it tax free, any liens, ect. The first thing you should do is have a title search... Read more »
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