Deceased brother had an injury suit pending. as administrator i settled. attorney deposit check and is writing another one to the estate. do i have to file for a tax id? check is under $1500
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You're going to have to deposit the check into a bank account in the name of the estate, and to open the bank account the bank is going to want a tax id number for the estate. So the answer to your question is yes.