My father died in april in montreal, he made both me and my sister who lives in toronto liquidators of the will, i live

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Customer: my father died in april in montreal, he made both me and my sister who lives in toronto liquidators of the will , i live in new york city and pay taxes in america but i am a canadian citizen with a green card, the accountant handling my fathers wants me to sign a paper renouncing myself as a liquidator of the will , because she says if not the canadian goverment will tax me on the money is this true?
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Hello and Welcome to JustAnswer. My name is***** will be working on your question today and I am looking forward to our conversation.

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I am sorry for your loss and for this difficult situation.

The Canadian government will not tax you on your inheritance no matter where you live and all executors are taxed on any executor fees they receive.

The problem is that the IRS will likely tax the estate because when you are in the US and are an executor they deem the residence of the estate to be in the US.

It is highly in advisable for someone residing outside of Canada to be an executor of an estate in Canada. As well, most banks will not take instructions from you. Further, you would be required to post a bond.

Does that help clarify the law?

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