Can I sign a tax return for my deceased father?
Question Details: My father is 100% shareholder of an LLC that files 1120's tax returns. He has me listed on the state site as mgrm along with his name and my brother's. He passed away recently without filing his tax return for last year. He did not have a Will and I have not been assigned officially by the court as the executor or administrator of the estate yet. Can I sign the corporate return so that the return can be processed timely?
If you were a manager (we assume that what's you meant by "mgrm") of the LLC, then you could sign the tax return in your official capacity for the LLC. The whole point of an LLC is that the LLC and the owner ("member" is the correct term for an LLC owner) are not one the same "person," and any LLC employee or representative with the necessary authority--e.g. an appropriate manager--can sign the return.
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