Florida Personal Representative

A Florida Personal Representative – The individual or individuals (or institution) named in a will or appointed by the Probate Court who is responsible for gathering a decedent’s assets, paying debts, taxes, and expenses, selling assets of the estate, if necessary, and distributing the remaining property and money according to the terms of the will (or the intestate laws of the state of residence). The personal representative must preserve and protect the estate assets and unless an accounting is waived account to the estate beneficiaries for estate income and expenses. The personal representative must file a federal and state estate tax return, if required, and must also file final state and federal income tax returns for the decedent, and, if necessary, federal and state income tax returns for the estate.

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