Legal heirs can land in trouble if they don't file income tax returns of deceased1 min read . Updated: 30 Apr 2021, 07:40 PM IST
According to Section 159 of the Income Tax Act, 1961, if a person dies, the legal representative shall pay the tax due just like the deceased would have file it if he or she was alive.
When a person dies, apart from assets and liabilities, other things, too, get transferred to legal heirs. It includes the responsibility to file the last income tax return.
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