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  • Deceased estates

    When a person dies, generally the person responsible for administering the deceased estate is the legal personal representative. This person may be an executor or administrator who has been granted probate or letters of administration by a court.

    There are no inheritance or estate taxes in Australia.

    When a person dies, the legal personal representative dealing with the deceased person's tax affairs have some important tax and superannuation issues to attend to.

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    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 or contact your local state or territory public trustee.

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    Last modified: 29 Apr 2021QC 23846