Yelm, WA asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Washington

Q: When considering the name of an "estate" during probate or on IRS forms - is the name the address of the property itself

IRS form 56 requires two forms to be filed - one with the name of the descendent and another with the name of the estate. Do I list the name of the "estate" as the property address itself?

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A: When considering the name of an "estate" during probate or on IRS forms, it is generally not the address of the property itself. On IRS Form 56, you would typically list the name of the decedent for one form and the name of the estate as something like "Estate of [Decedent's Name]" for the other. The property address would not typically be used as the name of the estate.

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