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I am the executor of a will but not kin to the deceased. He

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I am the executor of a will but not kin to the deceased. He did not file his income tax. Am I responsible for filing his income tax? The only family he has is a grown son. Is the son responsible for filing his income tax?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  emc011075 replied 7 months ago.
Hi. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to help you. As executor of a will you are responsible to settle of his debts, including IRS. Which means if he was required to file returns and he didn't or he already owes IRS you will have to file those returns and settle the debts before you distribute the remaining estate to the beneficiaries.http://estate.findlaw.com/estate-administration/what-does-an-executor-do.htmlhttps://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Deceased-Taxpayers-Understanding-the-General-Duties-as-an-Estate-Administrator
Expert:  emc011075 replied 7 months ago.
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