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Can the IRS grab a deceased persons small (4,000) checking account

New York, NY |

I;m the only beneficiary of my father who died in Manhattan without a will, his only asset is a small checking account (4000) but the IRS sid he owned some taxes and had tried to attach it previously, he fought it and the IRS did not take anything.
Now that he is dead can they try to grab this checking account, I'm in the process of filing the Small Estate Affidavit,

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If there is a debt against the estate, then that needs to be resolved before there is a distribution to the heirs. A tax debt is a debt against the estate.

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