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I recommend that you read this book long before you think ...
Reviewed in the United States on January 15, 2015
This is a super-helpful book, not only for anyone who is (or someday may be) an executor, but also for everyone who wants to name an executor to administer his estate someday. I recommend that you read this book long before you think you may actually need it, so that you can take the time to digest the information and do what you can to prepare ahead of time. The book is written in easy-to-understand terms, with lots of good practical advice. I left one star off because, as a tax professional, I thought some of the tax-related information could have been more thorough. To get a more complete picture of an executor's duties and responsibilities from a tax standpoint, you may want to request IRS publication 559, "Survivors, Executors, and Administrators" (free from the IRS website). This book and Pub. 559 together will give you plenty of good, useful information.