PROBATE FEES – ALBERTA
There are some Canadian provinces which charge Probate fees or taxes equal to a percentage of the value of your estate – to be paid out of the Estate before any beneficiaries are paid. In Alberta, we have specified Probate fees for the issue of a Grant of Probate or Grant of Administration, as prescribed in the Surrogate Rules. These fees are listed below:
|Net value of property in the Estate||Fee|
|$10,000 or under||$35|
|over $10,000 but not more than $25,000||$135|
|over $25,000 but not more than $125,000||$275|
|over $125,000 but not more than $250,000||$400|
In addition to the Alberta Probate fees listed above, an Estate will typically pay fees to the Personal Representative of the Estate, as well as any other professional hired to assist in distributing the Estate in any way (lawyer, accountant, etc).
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