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Is this refund on final income tax return of the decedent or Form 1040?
This is for the final (second of two) 1041 return for the decedent's estate income. The final 1040 was done back in 2008 for tax year 2007.
Since you are the personal representative, you do not need to file Form 1310 to claim the refund.
Let me know if you have any question.
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Thanks for trying but the response doesn't really answer the question (how to get what's left to the credit of the decedent).
Any refund due to the decedent will be refunded to the personal representative. Refund due to the decedent is based on the Form 1040 filed for the decedent.
Any excess tax payment made on Form 1041 will be refunded when the Form 1041s are filed for the respective years.