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    • ANGLICANPAT
    • By ANGLICANPAT 8th Aug 18, 11:15 AM
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    When does executor claim for probate costs?
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    • 8th Aug 18, 11:15 AM
    When does executor claim for probate costs? 8th Aug 18 at 11:15 AM
    I am sole executor for a friends estate -- well under the IHT allowance but will still need to obtain probate . All accounts are frozen , so death certificates and probate paperwork will befrom my own account. ( The funeral was paid for from one of his accounts by the BS . )



    On the probate form , (at page 5 12.3- "other uk debts owed by the deceased" I am putting an amount owed to me for nursing home sundry services which I covered for him before he could pay me back.



    Do I also use this same 12.3 'debt' box for amounts Ive paid out for probate and death certs , as I dont see any other suitable box? Thank you .
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    • Tom99
    • By Tom99 8th Aug 18, 12:08 PM
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    On the probate form , (at page 5 12.3- "other uk debts owed by the deceased" I am putting an amount owed to me for nursing home sundry services which I covered for him before he could pay me back.
    Do I also use this same 12.3 'debt' box for amounts Ive paid out for probate and death certs , as I dont see any other suitable box? Thank you .
    Originally posted by ANGLICANPAT

    Yes 12.3 for the debt to you. You can't claim the probate and death cert costs, they just come out of estate funds.
    • ANGLICANPAT
    • By ANGLICANPAT 8th Aug 18, 12:34 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 12:34 PM
    Thanks for swift reply, hoped that was the case , will save me a lot of trouble rather than claiming back afterwards as theyre the only items I need taking into account.
    • Rubik
    • By Rubik 8th Aug 18, 1:56 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 1:56 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 1:56 PM
    Make sure you keep receipts for absolutely everything you are paying for with your own money - even if it's a single stamp; no receipt will mean it will be difficult for to you to reimbursed from the estate.
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