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Pennsylvania Legislation Pending

The following chart shows the status of legislation introduced in the 2019-2020 session of the Pennsylvania legislature that might be of interest to estate and trust practitioners.  (The charts of 2015-2016 legislation and 2017-2018 legislation have been archived.)  Click on the bill number to see the history or text of the bill.  (Includes actions through the end of the legislative session on 1/11/2018)

BillPurpose/SubjectAdds/AmendsLast House ActionLast Senate ActionAct
SB 27Phases out inheritance tax on siblingsAmends § 2116(a)(1.3) of the Tax Reform Code of 1971Referred to Finance (1/11/19)
SB 28Phases out inheritance tax on lineal descendants and ancestorsAmends § 2116(a)(1) of the Tax Reform Code of 1971Referred to Finance (1/11/19)

Attorney General Offices and Notices

There are several circumstances under which notice must be given to the Attorney General of Pennsylvania: When a will has been probated that includes gifts to charities of more than $25,000, or which will not be be paid in full,...

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Registers of Wills in Pennsylvania

HTML Version Copyright 1995- Daniel B. Evans. All rights reserved. (Last updated 6/8/2016) The Register of Wills of each county in Pennsylvania is responsible for the probate of wills and the grant of letters testamentary or letters of administration to the personal representatives (executor or administrator) … Continue reading