Nashua Resident Looks for Advice After Losing a Loved One
If there is an outstanding tax debt at the time of death, the IRS can place a federal lien against the
estate. The taxes must then be paid before any other debts or accounts. If this is not done, then the IRS
can pursue payment from the legal representative of the deceased person. Unpaid federal taxes have a
lifespan of ten years. If the tax debt exceeds ten years, then this is no longer able to be collected. If the
debt is under ten years, the family of the deceased will be liable for payment to the IRS.