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Thursday, 18 April 2013

Photo of Michael Healy-RaeMichael Healy-Rae (Kerry South, Independent)
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To ask the Minister for Finance the position regarding probate (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18215/13]

Photo of Michael NoonanMichael Noonan (Minister, Department of Finance; Limerick City, Fine Gael)
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I am informed by the Revenue Commissioners that the examination of the documentation in the case referred to is close to completion, and that the executor was advised of this earlier this week. The delay in completing the examination is regretted, and has been exacerbated due to the size and complexity of the estate. Revenue has recently been advised of significant additional assets in the estate, which require further examination. Revenue will expedite the examination and conclude the case when outstanding issues have been addressed. In the meantime, Revenue will keep the agent and executor updated on progress. The probate documentation was received in Revenue in early November 2012.


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