Probate Tax

Overview

Probate Tax applies only to deaths occurring between 18 June 1993 and 5 December 2000. The rate of Probate Tax is 2%.

Probate Tax is charged in addition to Capital Acquisitions Tax (CAT).

Since 18 June 1993, where the taxable value of an estate is above a relevant threshold, the estate is liable to 2% Probate Tax.

Probate Tax is abolished for deaths occurring on or after 6 December 2000, including postponed probate tax becoming due after this date.

Note

The information throughout this section on Probate Tax only applies to where a death occurred between 18 June 1993 and 5 December 2000.

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