Submitted By: someone
Answered: January 4, 2019 12:51 am

I received fees for being an executor of my relative’s estate. Are these fees taxable?

Yes. Executor’s fees are taxable income. But if a taxpayer is not a professional executor, the fees are reported as miscellaneous income (not business income) and are not subject to self-employment tax.

Tax Glossary


An amount taken from income as a prepayment of an individual’s tax liability for the year. In the case of wages, the employer withholds part of every wage payment. Backup withholding from dividend or interest income is required if you do not provide the payer with a correct taxpayer identification number. Withholding on pensions and IRAs is automatic unless you elect to waive withholding.

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