Burlingame, CA asked in Estate Planning for New York

Q: Real estate was recently sold (NY) and the beneficiaries were advised that the administrator / executor never obtained

an EIN/TAX ID and claimed estate under their own social security number for 26 years. What are the ramifications? Penalties? Do the beneficiaries have any recourse?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Benjamin Z. Katz
Benjamin Z. Katz
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: There is a lot more information needed to answer your questions. There may be tax issues, fraud issues, breaches of fiduciary duty and several other legal issues. If the property was sold, was the title company able to clear title or are they unable to do so? You will need to speak, in detail, with an attorney.

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