This year I administered the small estate of a sibling that died last December. I had to set up an estate (checking) bank account and got a federal i.d. number. I’ve made all external distributions and there is a small 4-figure amount of my share left in the account. The total did not exceed $30k and had less than $200 income during the year. A no payment required return was filed in April for 2008 income.
- Will I need to file a 2009 return for the estate?
- What was the purpose of having to get the fed i.d. #?
- If I have to file a return for it, should I draw out the rest of my share and close the accout this year so as not to have to file one for next year?