We have a claimant’s vehicle damaged in an accident (no injuries). The claimant is now deceased and the settlement check was issued directly to only one of two executors...


Q. (cont.) It did not say on the check made payable to Anne Smith as executor of the estate of Don Smith; it was issued directly to Anne Smith. Will Anne Smith get a 1099?         

A. We spoke with IRS reporting specialist Ms. Oroke (#1000269880), who confirmed that the 1099 should go to the person to whom the check was issued--in your example, Anne Smith. Ms. Oroke added that ideally, this individual should have returned the check and asked that it be reissued to the estate."

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