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Failure to file Tax Election 6166

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What is the name of your state? New York

What action can heirs of Estate take against Attorney representing that Estate who failed to file (or advise to file), IRS Tax Election 6166?...Decedent passed 3+ years, intestate, Estate sizeable, close to $2Mil. There are 3 distributees, siblings/children of decedent. One heir named Admin. Estate Attorney, lethargic, unknowledgeable, uncaring, unfocused, never advised we file this document. Attorney recommended Accountant/friend, who we retained to prepare necessary IRS filings. Hasn't prepared anything, ever. Heirs sought advice from separate Tax Attorney, who suggested Malpractice against Estate Attorney for his failings. Failure in filing the 6166 timely will result in substantial fines/penalties to Estate, reducing legacy, unnecessarily costing inheritence to be devalued. We need 2nd opinion to determine whether Estate Attorney culpable, and if feasible to pursue. Anyone experienced in this area of law please reply. We may retain your services as well, we are not just looking for free advice. Thank You
 



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