Quote Originally Posted by Burke View Post
Not in this case. Perhaps my first response was not clear. See instructions for filing Form 1041 under PERIOD COVERED on page 8 under When to File. To wit, "The 2017 Form 1041 may also be used for a tax year beginning in 2018, if the estate has a tax year of less than 12 months that begins and ends in 2018 and the 2018 form 1041 isn't available by the time the estate is required to file its tax return. Also see instructions in this same paragraph regarding a short tax year and where that is indicated.
Thank you. Thats the kind of to-the-point answer one appreciates.