How are people finding out about customers who pass away if not notified by a family member?
Can an attorney who is appointed personal rep of a deceased individual, deposit checks payable to the deceased (not the estate) into their IOLTA account?
May a "Payable on Death" account bypass payment to the beneficiary and go straight to the estate account if the Executor requests this?
A corporate CD signer passed away. The daughter and son would like to be added to said CD. On the State of Florida's Division of Corporations web site, both son and daughter are registered for the corporation. The daughter shows as a registered agent, and the son as officer/director plus there is a third person who is also as officer/director.
Can we add the daughter and son as signers on CD? Do we have to add the third person as well, or does a court document and/or trust need to be presented showing son/daughter/3rd person as either owners/trustees before adding the names?
We seem to be seeing more and more checks made payable to 'John Doe Life Estate' or 'John Doe, Life Tenant'. Could you explain what that means to us when John Doe wants to negotiate that check? We had a customer today with a check written like this and she explained that the reason her's said that is because when she passes, the checks from the oil and gas company will continue to go to her children at the time of her death. Any further explanation you could provide would be super!
I have read several scenarios on currency in a deceased person's safe deposit box. We have one that I am not sure will meet the definition of "transaction" Case is single renter deceased, box drilled upon non-payment of rent. $18,000 in currency was in the box, that along with other items was verified under dual control and put into safe keeping. Later, staff started tracking down the estate or likely survivor. We found his spouse, and she had no idea he had the box. Upon proper documentation of her right to have box contents, she was given the currency, and no one at the branch considered that a CTR might be required. Since the dollar amount was never placed in a bank account of any kind, there was no transaction that the CTR software could see, so it did not appear there, or in BSA AML monitoring software. It is well past time to file. Do we need to start a back-filing request to FinCEN?
When an IRA owner dies are you required to open a beneficiary IRA and/or complete a beneficiary distribution form when paying out funds to the beneficiary?
Is there a service out there that does the search for deceased persons and notifies the bank of the customer's passing?
I can't imagine BoA or other big banks reading the obituaries each day to look for their deceased customers. Is there a better way?
I have a customer who passed away in 2014 with an IRA and no beneficiary listed. The customer was over 70 1/2 and no known RMD was taken in 2014 thru 2017 . The daughter came in with probate court papers appointing her as Personal Rep of the Estate. Am I correct thinking that the daughter needs a TIN for the Estate?
Distribution from the current IRA (under deceased SSN) is coded as Death and Contribution in to an Estate IRA under the assigned TIN is coded as Transfer? Once this is completed do I take all of the RMD for 2014 thru 2017 from the Estate IRA? Also if the daughter wants to close the estate IRA, do I code this as a death distribution from the estate IRA?
We have a single-member LLC using an EIN number. The member is asking what happens to the account when he passes away, will it go to his estate or does it need to be in his business papers to show where is goes? The account is held in Iowa and they run the business out of Minnesota.