Life Events: Receiving an Inheritance

Life happens. Will you be ready?
Throughout your investing life, you're going to experience life events — some planned, some not — that will affect your finances.
We're here to help you prepare for those critical times of financial change.

Receiving an inheritance or unexpected assets

These tips can help you prepare to manage an inheritance or unexpected new wealth.
Keep in mind:
Maximize your investments in an employer-sponsored retirement savings program
Set aside funds for your kids' college in tax-favored vehicles like 529 plans
Weigh potential returns earned from new wealth against the cost of carrying debt

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I received an inheritance. How is this money taxed?

The answer depends on your relationship to the deceased and other factors.

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Any information presented about tax considerations affecting your financial transactions or arrangements is not intended as tax advice and cannot be relied on to avoid any tax penalties. Neither Merrill Edge® nor its Financial Solutions Advisors provide tax, accounting or legal advice. You should review any planned financial transactions or arrangements that may have tax, accounting or legal implications with your personal professional advisor.