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Q&A - Can I be held responsible for deceased benefactor's underpaid tax?

Q:  Two years ago I and another beneficiary who was also Executor, inherited equal shares of an uncle's estate. After gaining probate the Executor, who lived in the US, sadly died. I later received a demand from HMRC for several hundred pounds, an equal portion of monies purportedly owed to them by my uncle for underpaid income tax. I informed them of the other beneficiary's passing and now they say I am liable for what is owed in full. Can this be right?

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