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what are the legal formalities to transfer the ownership of proprietorship firm to legal hires on the death of sole proprietor? Can legal hire file the income tax return of the firm in there name in between the time period of death and transfer of ownership of the firm?

This depends on the registrations taken by the proprietor since sole proprietorship firm does not have any separate registration. Let us take GST registration as an example. After the death of the sole proprietor, the official death certificate should be submitted along with the proof of natural heir. The GST department will change the PAN number from...

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