In most cases, there is a step-up in basis when property is transferred from a decedent. But there are a few exceptions and some subtle distinctions to keep in mind when a client inherits property.
To help make this analysis easier, we have created the “Will I Receive A Step-Up In Basis For The Appreciated Property I Inherited?” flowchart. It addresses some of the most common issues that arise for a client trying to understand their cost basis in property they inherited. This flowchart considers: