Inheritance Tax on IRA Paid from Residue; Guidelines for Executor Commissions and Attorney Fees

Estate’s payment of inheritance on individual retirement accounts was proper when will directed that “all taxes that may be assessed in consequence of my death” be paid “from my residuary as a part of the expense of the administration of my estate.”  Reasonable executor commission and attorney fees determined in accordance with guidelines different from Johnson Estate, with a reduction in attorney fees for accountant fees for preparing tax returns.  Donofrio Estate, 5 Fid.Rep.3d 384, 96 Wash.Co.Rep. 16 (O.C. Wash. 2015).

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