How is Ontario Estate Administration Tax Calculated?

The estate administration tax is calculated on the total value of the estate. For example, for an estate valued at $240,000 the tax would be calculated as follows:

  • $5 per thousand for the first $50,000 of the estate
  • $50,000 ÷ $1,000 = $50
  • $50 X $5 = $250


  • $15 per thousand for the remaining $190,000 of the estate
  • $240,000 – $50,000 = $190,000
  • $190,000 ÷ $1,000 = $190
  • $190 X $15 = $2,850

For a total of $3,100 ($250 + $2,850) payable to the Minister of Finance.

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Calculate your Ontario Estate Administration Tax

Enter the value of the estate but do not include:

  1. Real Estate outside Ontario
  2. Jointly held property passing by way of “survivorship” for assets which pass on death of one owner to the surviving owner(s).
  3. Insurance proceeds from policies payable to a named beneficiary


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