June 24th, 2010 by Questions

I have a friend who lost her mom. The mom owned a home care business and apparently the year she died taxes were not filed. Her mother also owed revenue canda from previous years. The daughter was the executor of the will and revenue canada is after the daughter to pay her deceased mom`s debts to them. They are harassing her big time. Could the daughter file bankruptcy on behalf of her mom`s business without going bankrupt herself. Thank you for taking the time to help us with this.

Posted from: Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia


One Response to “cindy”

, A licensed trustee said:

The executor certainly has the right to bankrupt a deceased person’s estate, but it isn’t often done. Your friend should talk to whatever lawyer is a helping her with her mother’s estate to find out what she can be held responsible for as the executor – I doubt it includes her mother’s taxes (the estate can be made to pay the taxes if it has any money, but your friend shouldn’t have to use her own money to do so).

Have her talk to a lawyer before she contacts a trustee.

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