In a word, yes! Just ask Maureen Mangiardi. Ten years after her father passed away the IRS came to the door asking for the IRA she inherited. You can read a Cliff Notes summary of the battle as written by Robert Wood in a recent issue of Forbes (see link below).
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From the August 10, 2013 issue of Forbes.
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