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Asked on: 1/18/02, 7:29 am

Inheriting foreign property and paying tax in US

My father recently passed away and left his home

in France to me. I am in the process of paying the

succession tax in France, and am being charged

tax here in the U.S. as well. I don't think I should

have to pay tax twice on the same property. Why

can the U.S. tax me for property in another

country? I have also heard about a type of rebate

that France will supposedly pay me when they

see that I've paid taxes in the U.S. This doesn't

sound right to me either. Can you explain?

Also, does living in Florida give me any type of

exemption on inheritance taxes here? My father

was a resident of Florida, as am I.

thank you

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