I've only done one 1041. This will be my second.

Client's mother passed 1/10/18. Extremely basic estate. All assets are or will be distributed by end of July (planned).

The client is aware of 1041 need. Wants it done asap.

Isn't it true that 2018 1041 doesn't come out until similar time for 1040? Thus client simply has to wait until the updated form is released?

What about the 9-month requirement for filing. Meaning September? Am I to assume therefore that anyone who dies in the first quarter or so, has to file an extension?

I know I'm missing some incredibly basic rules, procedures or logistics.