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  • Deceased estates

    There are no inheritance or estate taxes in Australia.

    The person responsible for administering a deceased estate is most commonly referred to as an executor, but could also be an administrator where letters of administration are granted by a court. Both are considered a legal personal representative by us.

    When a person dies, there are some important tax and superannuation issues for the executor and the beneficiaries, including:

    We can't provide legal advice on deceased estate matters that don't involve taxation and superannuation, such as:

    • contesting a will
    • administering a deceased persons estate generally
    • applying for a grant of probate or letters of administration
    • when a person dies intestate (without a will).

    If you need assistance with these matters we suggest you seek professional advice.

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    Last modified: 10 Oct 2018QC 23846