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  • Deceased estates

    There are no inheritance or estate taxes in Australia.

    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.

    When a person dies, there are some important tax and superannuation issues for the legal personal representative and others dealing with the deceased person's tax affairs.

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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: 12 Dec 2019QC 23846