Even though there has been no inheritance recieved, how can there be an inheritance fine due?

Question Details: My mother passed away a year ago. She had some property that is being lived in by her daughter, who refuses to move so that the house can be sold and the proceeds divided between several members of family. However, even though we have not been given anything as far as inheritance money, we are being informed that we owe an inheritance tax. Once again we have not gotten any part of our inheritance as of yet. Exactly what are the laws?

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