Tax Law (Questions About Taxes)/Trust Tax Return


My father-in Law set up a family trust and placed his house in the trust.  He passed away in 2007 and was survived by his wife.  My Mother-in-law passed away a year ago this October.
I think we might be a little late in filing a tax return for the Trust which I understand became irrevocable upon the passing of my Mother-in Law.
To complicate things, we are renting the house while waiting for the market to improve for an ultimate sell of the house.
Can you give me some guidance on how best to proceed and time frames involved.
Thank you,

pretty easy

figure out all the various bouncing balls (basis, income, reportable activities, etc) and have someone prepare and file the late returns. it is what it is. no big deal. yes,  you are late but failing to catch up will eventually come back to haunt you.

i'd be happy to propose on the project or you can find a local cpa.


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