What to do if my mother passed away 2 years ago and we are currently trying to sell her house but she owed the IRS money?

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What to do if my mother passed away 2 years ago and we are currently trying to sell her house but she owed the IRS money?

She owed the IRS $2100; they recently sent a notice threating to levy seize her property. Can I negotiate a lesser amount in order to afford to pay the debt? If not will they seize her property or just put a property lien on it?

Asked on October 17, 2013 under Estate Planning, Texas

Answers:

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

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss.  The IRS has great power to place a lien and force a sale of property to pay that lien.  You have a great idea, though, about calling to negotiate the line.  If you are the Personal Representative of the estate you have that power.  So do indeed try.  The IRS is a priority debt that must be paid from the estate.  Good luck.


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