Yes. When father died he should have filed a final tax return and the father's estate should have paid the taxes. If the son took the proceeds of the father's estate he would also have to pay the father's taxes.
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The primary responsibility falls on his father's estate. If there are funds there to pay the tax then his estate must pay it. If the funds have been distributed then the distributees will be responsible for paying the tax bill.
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