What do I do about back taxes if I am the executor of estate for a deceased person? 8 Answers as of July 11, 2013My mom died last year and I notified IRS on her 2010 tax return. She received a notice yesterday, stating that her 2009 taxes are incorrect. Am I responsible for this as Executor of her estate? And should I send a letter stating that my mom died in 2010?
Burnham & Associates | Stephanie K. Burnham
As executor you are not personally responsible for paying the taxes, but the estate is. You are also responsible for ensuring the tax returns are completed so you may need to handle the fixing of the return.
Answer Applies to: New Hampshire