So my parents lived in Arizona and my mom died last may of pancreatic cancer. My father moved to Florida to live with my sister and he died in January. I am the executor of his estate and went to file their tax returns this morning. Everything was going fine then red flags started popping up on the tax preparer's computer. Long story short, someone has stolen my deceased mothers identity and has filed Arizona returns under her SS# and so she couldn't file their returns. The tax preparer said she will have to contact the state of Az and try to figure things out and said it may take a while and we will have to file an amended late return. Truly a pain in the a$$. There's no liability to me , but it just creates more crap to deal with. Why can't people just get a job and earn their keep the old fashioned way. Anybody else have to deal with this? How long did it take to settle?