Do you need a tax ID as an executor of an estate?

Asked on August 22, 2015 under Estate Planning, New Jersey

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss.  Generally speaking, the estate needs a tax identification number for bank accounts, filing taxes, etc.  It is called an EIN number and the Executor does indeed apply for same if you have to open accounts.  Good luck.


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