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client says cost $1,000 for estate extension?

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so we filed an extension for estate return

widow calling and needs his estate tax done/filed...  as she says it costs her $1,000 every time she has to ask for an extension?

1 - she is married to him - so it would be be their estate - hers not his to file?

2 - what would cost $$ to file and $1,000?!

is she being scammed?

He had a guardian prior to his passing and was filiing mfs - ???

but they were living together...

Any light on this?

Thx d

 

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If he passed, it's HIS estate.  She might be adminstrator/rep/executor/whatever-they-call-it.

Filing an extension should cost NOTHING - unless maybe if she's getting a lawyer involved?

Is she competent to be the intermediary here?  There are SO many problems with your question that all my alarm bells are going off.

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more info - yes it cost her $11o0 to have the atty file until June 1 - but if they are married  - WI is community property - why would it not be hers?

I guess I can a - do them - but b - pay less if mfj!!

c - call atty but she will get charged?!

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You might have just hit on the problem - an attorney filed it. 

There are so many elements in your original post that I can't jump in and offer anything without further information.  And the further information is likely to be horribly complicated.  Sorry.

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well if it makes any difference - only has interest and soc sec and not enough to be taxable - mfj or mfs - so I guess it doesn't make any difference - this year!

 

Did prior years though...

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I believe someone here before said, “if another tax preparer can charge X and someone pays for it, so could I”.  

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