Intestate Succession

When a person dies without a will, or dies with a will that does not have a residuary clause or does not dispose of the decedent’s entire estate, then the part of the decedent’s estate not disposed of by a...

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Who is the “Executor” for Tax Purposes When There is No Executor?

The executor or administrator of a decedent’s estate is required to file the estate tax return for the estate (I.R.C. § 6018(a)) and is liable for the resulting tax (I.R.C. § 2002), and is required to file the decedent’s income...

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Pennsylvania Income Tax Returns for Revocable Trusts after the Settlor’s Death

IRC section 645 allows an election to treat a revocable trust as part of the estate of the settlor for income tax purposes, which allows revocable trusts to file income tax returns as estates following the death of the settlor...

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