my mother in law passed away 5 years ago. we tried to sell her house which needed greatly repaired and is located in in a bad area. Cannot be sold. The deed is in her name. Since she was a poor woman there was not money left so taxes could not be paid. would we be liable for these taxes?
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Generally, heirs and personal representatives are not personally liable unless they have received assets from the estate that should have been used to pay taxes and creditors.
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