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Btw, although we use the terms "executor" and "executrix" in conversation, when reviewing documents keep in mind that those terms have generally been replaced by "personal representative."
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Well....it depends on the state you're in. Some do, some don't.

The IRS still uses the word "executor", generally in a unisex fashion, throughout its instructions and publications. But it also acknowledges that for various purposes throughout the estate tax return, an "executor" may be a trustee, surviving spouse, surviving heir by intestacy, etc. - in other words, whoever legally ends up in possession of the decedent's property, or with the duty to administer it.

I understand some states use the word "administrator", but that term is more common for someone in the role of an executor, but appointed by the court in the absence of a will.

Bill
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