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Inheritance tax fundamentals – new probate procedures

The Capital Taxes Office has issued notice that, from 26 April 1999, the probate registries in England and Wales will no longer need to see an Inland Revenue Account before issuing a grant of representation. The Revenue is introducing a new form P26A to take over this function of the account.


Form P26A should be sent to the probate registry with the application for a grant. An Inland Revenue Account must still be delivered to the Capital Taxes Office.


There is no change in procedure when applying for a grant of representation in Northern Ireland or for confirmation in Scotland.

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