One more extension for estate executors

A law passed last summer added a new task for estate executors and others who file estate tax returns after July 31, 2015: providing a statement of the value of estate assets to beneficiaries and the IRS. The statement is designed to ensure consistency between the value of the property for estate tax purposes and the basis a beneficiary reports for income taxes. The information is filed on Form 8971, Information Regarding Beneficiaries Acquiring Property From a Decedent. If you’re required to complete Form 8971 before March 31, 2016, you do not need to do so until March 31, 2016. (The original due date was February 29, 2016.)