Section I-1168 - Notice of Fiduciary Relationship (Louisiana Code of Regulations)

§ I-1168. Notice of Fiduciary Relationship

A. Notice. As soon as the secretary receives notice that a person is acting in a fiduciary capacity, such fiduciary must, except as otherwise specifically provided, assume the powers, rights, duties, and privileges of the taxpayer with respect to the income tax imposed by Part II.A of Chapter 1. If the person is acting as a fiduciary for a transferee or other person subject to the liability specified in R.S. 47:287.682, such fiduciary is required to assume the powers, rights, duties, and privileges of the transferee or other person under that section. The amount of the tax or liability is ordinarily not collectible from the personal estate of the fiduciary, but is collectible from the estate of the taxpayer or from the estate of the transferee or other person subject to the liability specified in R.S. 47:287.682. (See however R.S. 47:1673). The "notice to the secretary" provided for in R.S. 47:287.683 shall be a written notice signed by the fiduciary and filed with the secretary. The notice must state the name and address of the person for whom the fiduciary is acting, and the nature of the liability of such person; that is, whether it is a liability for tax, and if so, the year or years involved, or a liability at law or in equity of a transferee of property of a taxpayer, or a liability of a fiduciary in respect of the payment of any tax from the estate of the taxpayer. Any such written notice which has previously been filed with the secretary shall be considered as sufficient notice. Unless there is already on file with the secretary satisfactory evidence of the authority of the fiduciary to act for such person in a fiduciary capacity, such evidence must be filed with and made a part of the notice. If the fiduciary capacity exists by order of court, a certified copy of the order may be regarded as such satisfactory evidence. When the fiduciary capacity has terminated, the fiduciary, in order to be relieved of any further duty or liability as such, must file with the secretary written notice that the fiduciary capacity has terminated as to him, accompanied by satisfactory evidence of the termination of the fiduciary capacity. The notice of termination should state the name and address of the person, if any, who has been substituted as fiduciary.

B. Effect of Failure to Give Notice. If the notice of the fiduciary capacity described in Subsection A above is not filed with the secretary before the sending of notice of assessment by registered mail to the last known address of the taxpayer, or the last known address of the transferee or other person subject to liability, no notice of the deficiency will be sent to the fiduciary. In such a case the sending of the notice to the last known address of the taxpayer, transferee, or other person, as the case may be, will be a sufficient compliance with the requirements of the income tax law, even though such taxpayer, transferee, or other person is deceased, or is under a legal disability, or in the case of a corporation, has terminated its existence. Under such circumstances if no petition is filed with the Board of Tax Appeals within 60 days after the mailing of the notice to the taxpayer, transferee, or other person, the assessment becomes final upon the expiration of such 60-day period and demand for payment will be made.

C. Definition. The term fiduciary means a guardian, trustee, executor, administrator, receiver, conservator, or any person acting in any fiduciary capacity for any person.

D. Limitation. This regulation shall not be taken to abridge in any way the powers and duties of fiduciaries provided for in other sections of the income tax law.

(Promulgated by the Department of Revenue and Taxation, Income Tax Section, LR 14:109 (February 1988), repromulgated by the Department of Revenue, Policy Services Division, LR 30:486 (March 2004).)

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 47:287.683.

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