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DATE ISSUED: June 29, 2007

Estate Tax Return Zero Filing Requirements

The requirements for estates that file a Florida Estate Tax Return for Residents, Nonresidents, and Nonresident Aliens (Form F-706) with no tax due have changed.

Effective July 1, 2007, Florida law no longer requires the estate of a decedent who died after December 31, 2004, to file a Florida estate tax return (Form F-706) if a state death tax credit or a generation-skipping transfer credit is not allowed by the Internal Revenue Code. (The amount of a decedent's Florida estate tax liability depends upon the amount of certain federal estate tax credits provided in the Internal Revenue Code.)

This provision does not apply to estates of decedents dying after December 31, 2010.

Statute Reference: Section 198.13(4), F.S.

Chapter Law: Section 7, Chapter 2007-106, Laws of Florida.

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This document is intended to alert you to the requirements contained in Florida laws and administrative rules. It does not by its own effect create rights or require compliance.

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