Can the deceased person's SS# be used to open an estate account?

Asked 4 months ago - Washington, DC

The deceased has no debt or outstanding bills. There was no will and a daughter has received checks payable to the deceased and one payable to the estate. Letter of Administration has been applied for with Probate Court. The amount is under $1000.00

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  1. Richard S Sternberg

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    Answered . You should open a small estate, assuming the total value is less than $40,000 (for a recent demise). Upon getting Letters, open an estate account with the estate's tax ID.

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  2. Molly Jean Wright Sullivan

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    Answered . You probably need to get a tax ID number for the estate. This can be done easily online at this link: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-....

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