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Financial Planning   ->   Wills & Estates   ->   Probate fees   ->  Ontario

Ontario Estate Administration Tax (Probate Fees)

Source:  Ministry of Finance Estate Administration Tax

Legislation:  Estate Administration Tax Act

Ontario Estate Administration Tax Calculator

Where the total value of the estate, wherever situated, that is sworn/affirmed to on the application for certificate of appointment of estate trustee is

$1,000 or less    

no tax

over $1,000:
on the first $50,000 $5 for each $1,000 or portion (0.5%)
on the amount over $50,000 $15 for each $1,000 or portion (1.5%)

The above information is current as of January 9, 2019.  The Ontario 2019 Budget announced that effective January 1, 2020 the Estate Administration Tax will be eliminated for taxable estates of $50,000 or less, and will be reduced by $250 for larger taxable estates.  The rates for estate certificates requested January 1, 2020 or later will be:

$50,000 or less    

no tax

on the amount over $50,000 $15 for each $1,000 or portion (1.5%)


Other Resources

What to do When Someone Dies

Estate Administration Tax - Ontario Ministry of Finance

Revised: April 11, 2019


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