IRS Pub. 17, Your Federal Income Tax
This chapter discusses the tax responsibilities of the person who
is in charge of the property of a decedent (person who died). It also
covers the following topics.
- Filing the decedent's final return.
- Tax effects on survivors.
This chapter does not discuss
the requirements for filing an income tax return of an estate (Form
1041). For information on Form 1041, see Income Tax Return of an
Estate-Form 1041 in Publication 559. This chapter also
does not discuss the requirements for filing an estate tax return
(Form 706). For information on Form 706, see Form 706 in
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