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Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you today. I am a tax adviser with over 20 years of experience. No you would not be responsible personally for the tax debt. If her estate had the money to pay then the estate would be responsible for the tax owed. If your mother had property that passed t a beneficiary then the beneficiary may be contacted to secure the tax but if she had no assets and nothing passed to anyone then the tax will not be collected from you. If research by the IRS verifies there are no assets, the account may be closed uncollectible without a lien filed.
I offer my condolences on your loss.
Do I need to send something to the IRS to notify them or wait for them to figure it out on their own?
I was a little worried they would come after my new business for her tax debts. It's at the same address and same phone number, but a new tax number.
She died in February. Will we have to file 2015 taxes as her final taxes?