Does GST affect an estate?

  • It depends on what assets are in the estate. If the deceased controlled a business which has therefore passed to the estate, then the estate needs to register for GST and put in returns etc. Legal fees of administering the estate will be liable for GST. If real estate is to be sold, the agent commission will be liable for GST. The matter will need to be looked at by your lawyer at the time.
What happens to my debts when I die?
Capital Gains Tax


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