Apply for a deceased estate exemption

​​​​​​​​​​​The application process will depend if the:
  • vehicle is owned and registered jointly; or
  • vehicle is not registered jointly - executor applies; or
  • vehicle is not registered jointly - personal representative applies.

​ Application process

​    Vehicle owned and registered joint​ly

    In these circumstances it is not necessary for the deceased person’s estate to have an official “Personal                       Representative”. 
 
    Lodge a completed application to transfer the vehicle registration into the name(s) of the surviving
    owner(s)/registered operator(s). ​ 
 
    Transfer application
    The transfer application must:
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   Vehicle not registered jointly - executor applies 

    If the vehicle was not owned and registered in joint names, the “Executor” (named in the will) can apply for 
    the exemption of duty on the transfer of the motor vehicle to a beneficiary named in the deceased person’s will. 

    Where the necessary conditions are met, the exemption can be applied even where probate has not been granted. 

    Transfer application
    The transfer application must:  

   Vehicle not registered jointly - personal representative applies 

    If the vehicle was not owned and registered in joint names, the “Personal Representative” of the estate can apply         for the exemption of duty on the transfer of the motor vehicle to a beneficiary named in the deceased person’s will       or to a person entitled under the Intestacy Act.
 
   Evidence required
   Copies of one of the following types of evidence is required to show that the applicant is the “Personal                          Representative” of the deceased estate: 
  • grant of probate and the last will and testament of the deceased; or 
  • grant of letters of administration issued by the Supreme Court; or 
  • certificate of administration issued under Section 20A of the Public Trustee Act; or 
  • certificate of election issued by the Public Trustee under the Public Trustee Act
    Transfer application
    The transfer application must:  

   The same process for applying for an exemption applies to trustee companies and solicitors acting as the personal
   representative of the deceased estate or as the agent of the personal representative. 
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Supporting documentation

Applications must include the following supporting information:

  • a copy of the will; and
  • evidence that duty was paid.

Submit your application

Applications are to be submitted to the Department of Treasury and Finance by email or mail to: 

​Intergovernment and Financial Policy Branch
Department of Treasury and Finance
GPO Box 147
HOBART TAS 7001

 

​​Ex gratia payments

Ex gratia payments are available for eligible taxpayers who have paid duty between 1 July 2016 and 7 May 2017.​


 


 

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