My mother passed in June 2013 and we are just now selling the house. There is no mortgage on the house and she did not have a will. The attorney we used 2 years ago said that after 1 year the house becomes legally ours to sell, we just have not done it yet. We have an accepted offer on the house and me and my 2 brothers are now trying to figure out how the proceeds we get will be taxed. I do not know the laws regarding the IRS and if we have to pay taxes on the money we collect. I have heard people say that we have to pay a MA tax, but that is it. I am just looking for facts not hearsay as that is all that I have gotten to this point.