An inheritance tax is a tax charged to those who are given assets or bequeaths in the will of a deceased individual. The tax on the inheritance of assets from the deceased is referred to as inheritance tax. Inheritance tax and estate tax are distinct. 

The value of the legacy tax is derived from the estate of the deceased and inheritance tax is imposed on the value of inheritance of the beneficiary, and he is the one who pays it. The question of who is going to be responsible for the tax on inheritance is contingent on the size of the inheritance and the relationship to the deceased. 

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Closer relatives and those with lower values are more likely to pay tax. Wills of Succession is the most common and traditional method of inheritance. It is a kind of document in which an individual who has died is legally declared as the lawful owner of their property. The nominee is the legal owner of the assets and also has rights over any benefits that result from it. 

Inheritance via joint ownership If an asset is owned by joint ownership with at least two people that are owners, then the survivor(s) are able to manage the asset after when the deceased owner(s). In accordance with the Income Tax Act of, 1961 the tax rate is not imposed on inheritance assets, whether either immovable or movable. 

However, tax will be imposed when the new owner decides to market the house. The new owner isn't legally liable for tax for moving assets like gold, mutual funds shares, gold, etc. however, if the owner decides to sell the assets, taxes will be imposed.