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Is this annual income or money in the account? is the estate open? is there federal or state estate tax triggered?
You cannot shift the current accounts until estate closed. Normally there would be a fiduciary return filed on the income of the estate.
You can offset income with expenses, deductions on the return.
But estate assets are what they are and the income is what it is. Once estate closed you may seek to set up trusts with estate counsel to take funds out of personal name and engage in personal estate planning.
Kindly let me know if that is clear and if I can clarify anything