probate/death of a client

Have prepared the 2010/11 personal SA return but client has passed away before filed.  I am dealing with the Executor and will be preparing the final tax return to date of death.

I assume that until probate is final, all assets (including bank account) are frozen.  What happens with the 10/11 return, do we file and if not paid by 31 Jan 2012 it will accrue interest as normal - or do different rules apply because of the death?  Want to ensure that client (now executor) doesn't receive penalties because they have held back due to probate.

If someone has been through this process a heads up would be appreciated.

PS Executor has signed new 64-8! 

 

 

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Depends on date of probate

Marion Hayes |

would suggest

The Innkeeper |

Why wait for probate?

Euan MacLennan |
Euan MacLennan's picture

As always

The Innkeeper |

What probate means

Euan MacLennan |
Euan MacLennan's picture

As soon as will is

Marion Hayes |

My understanding

The Innkeeper |

thank

lja20 |