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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 Effective January 1, 2020 the Estate Administration Tax is eliminated for taxable estates of $50,000 or less, and will be reduced by $250 for larger taxable estates.  This is as per the Ontario 2019 Budget.

The rates for estate certificates requested January 1, 2020 or later are:

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

$50,000 or less     no tax
on the amount over $50,000 $15 for each $1,000 or portion (1.5%)

The above information is current as of January 22, 2021.  A 

For estate certificates requested prior to January 1, 2020, the rates are:

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%)

 

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Estate Administration Tax - Ontario Ministry of Finance

Revised: May 29, 2021

 

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