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Pallister Government Would Eliminate ‘Death Taxes’ on Wills, Estates

July 25, 2019 4:16 PM | News

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Premier of Manitoba Brian Pallister speaks to media during the Western Premiers’ conference, in Edmonton on Thursday, June 27, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

WINNIPEG — Premier Brian Pallister‘s government vowed Thursday to eliminate so-called “death taxes,” if re-elected.

Pallister said the Progressive Conservatives would scrap PST on wills and probate fees on estates. The move would save the typical family estate more than $2,600.

“Death and taxes need not go together,” Pallister said. “When people are grieving, the last thing they should be concerned about is how to pay more taxes and do government paperwork.”

Pallister says probate fees were increased in 2005 by the former provincial NDP government, impacting about 3,500 Manitoba families annually.


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