This publication is designed to help those in charge of the property (estate) of an individual who has died (decedent). It shows them how to
complete and file federal income tax returns and points out their responsibility to pay any taxes due.
A comprehensive example, using tax forms, is included near the end of this publication. Also included at the end of this publication are the
- A checklist of the forms you may need and their due dates.
- A worksheet to reconcile amounts reported in the decedent's name on information Forms W-2, 1099-INT, 1099-DIV, etc. The
worksheet will help you correctly determine the income to report on the decedent's final return and on the returns for either the estate or a
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