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rklessly
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I'm filing for my son that died on 12-31-2016. He had only $30 at that time but owes over $600 in federal taxes. What do I need to do?

 
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PaulaM
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I'm filing for my son that died on 12-31-2016. He had only $30 at that time but owes over $600 in federal taxes. What do I need to do?

I am sorry for the passing of your son. 

You may file your son's final tax return, but you are not responsible for your son's tax debt.

See below for guidance.

http://moneyning.com/money-management/heirs-responsibilities-after-a-death/

http://finance.zacks.com/happens-federal-income-tax-debt-person-owes-dies-6209.html

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tips/Family/Death-in-the-Family/INF12090.html

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PaulaM
Expert Alumni

I'm filing for my son that died on 12-31-2016. He had only $30 at that time but owes over $600 in federal taxes. What do I need to do?

I am sorry for the passing of your son. 

You may file your son's final tax return, but you are not responsible for your son's tax debt.

See below for guidance.

http://moneyning.com/money-management/heirs-responsibilities-after-a-death/

http://finance.zacks.com/happens-federal-income-tax-debt-person-owes-dies-6209.html

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tips/Family/Death-in-the-Family/INF12090.html

**Say "Thanks" by clicking the thumb icon in a post
**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"
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