23 June 2022 3:21

Transferring inheritance in Australian dollars to the US

How do I transfer foreign inheritance to the USA?

There are three primary options at your disposal:

  1. Request a check issued in your relative’s local currency. If the exchange rate is favorable, this may be the most compelling option. …
  2. Use your primary bank to transfer the money. …
  3. Use a money transfer provider to receive the inheritance funds.

Can I bring inheritance money to us?

No, the IRS does not impose taxes on foreign inheritance or gifts if the recipient is a U.S. citizen or resident alien. However, you may need to pay taxes on your inheritance depending on your state’s tax laws.

Do you pay tax on inheritance money from overseas Australia?

In Australia, you don’t need to pay tax on inheritance. An overseas inheritance is not taxable unless you are advised by the executor that a part of it is.

What happens if I inherit money from overseas?

If you are living in the United States and you receive an inheritance from overseas, both state and federal estate taxes might apply, and you will be required to declare any assets that are transferred from outside of the country into your local bank account.

How much money can you transfer from a foreign country to the US without paying taxes?


Financial institutions and money transfer providers are obligated to report international transfers that exceed $10,000. You can learn more about the Bank Secrecy Act from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Generally, they won’t report transactions valued below that threshold.

Is inheritance money taxable in us?

Inheritances are not considered income for federal tax purposes, whether you inherit cash, investments or property. However, any subsequent earnings on the inherited assets are taxable, unless it comes from a tax-free source.

Do I have to pay tax for inheritance money from overseas?

Tax on inheritance money from overseas
According to H&R Block, “The inheritance is not taxable unless you are advised by the executor that a part is taxable. However, if you invest the income from the estate then any earnings will be taxable.”