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my husband died on January 22nd 2009, i received a letture

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my husband died on January 22nd 2009, i received a letture for collection of $11,000.00 personal tax for the year 2008. There is nothing in the Estate,he had disapated moneys in the year 2008
when he was in Thailand for 8 months.
How do i address this situation with Revenue Canada?
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Were there assets in his estate when he died?

Were there jointly held assets?

Did you file a Terminal Return when he died?

Did you get a tax clearance certificate.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

There were no assets in his Estate when he died


Yes The House that we lived in


.


I did not file for Terminal Return


No i did not get a tax clearance

The house was in his name as well.

Even though the title was held jointly, it could be used to pay his debts.

It's the same situation as if he were alive and owed taxes. The CRA could go after your house.

This is the same when he died.

His taxes had to be paid off as well as any other debts.

But this seems a bit too late.

There has to be a good reason for the CRA to be able to go back more than three years.

So what I suggest you do is not address the CRA yourself but see a chartered accountant, review the facts with the accountant and have the accountant assist you in dealing with the CRA.

Let me know if you need further clarification.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Debra,
Sorry for not replying back, i was collecting some information regarding the Registration Title Owner of the Residentional Property .


The property was transfered in my name in november 2008.


When he came back from Thailand we went through a lot of problems and i had filed for a Divorse, he did not agree to the Divorse but he realised that he had hurt my kids and me and i had decided to move on with my life and i would take care of my two Girls he agreed to sign the papers to transfer the House under my name.


At the time of his Death, the prop[erty was in my name.


Therefore there are no Assets and no Estate.


Can you assist me in this situation?


Thanks


 

Then you are fine.

You can let the CRA know that you were not the executor of the estate as there was no estate and that your former spouse died without any assets.

You can make it clear that you were separated and in the process of getting a divorce but do know that there were no assets left at all when he died.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes there were no assets when he died.
When i let CRA know that there was no Estate and no Assets, and were in the process of a Divorce is there anything else they will ask for?


Please let me know.


Thanks for being so patient , God bless you


 

I don't think they will.

You can say that there is no more information or help you can provide and that really this has nothing to do with you any longer.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Debra,


 


I am sending a letter to the CRA and I was wonderng if you could let me know if it is okay. Please give me some feedback.


 


I am replying as per your letter regarding the estate of my late husband. When my former spouse had passed away, I was not the executor of the estate as there was no estate, and my late husband had died without any assets. Before my former spouse had passed away, we were separated and in the process of getting a divorce. Therefore, I am informing you that there were no assets left when he had died.

Why not change it a bit and say:

I am replying as per your letter regarding the estate of my late former husband. When my former spouse had passed away, I was not the executor of the estate as there was no estate, as my former husband had died without any assets.

Before my former spouse had passed away, we were separated and in the process of getting a divorce. But, in any event, I am informing you that there were no assets left when he had died.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thankyou for your prompt reply

I saw your new post after I answered this so I answered this on your new post as well.

Can you please rate me for the new post?

Thanks

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