Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997 (Number 39 of 1997)
1048Assessment of executors and administrators.
[ITA67 s211(1) to (3); F(MP)A68 s4(3)(a) and s6(7); FA78 s11(1)]
(1) Where a person dies,
>an assessment or an additional first assessment, as the case may be, may be made for any year of assessment for which an assessment or an additional first assessment could have been made< on the person immediately before his or her death, or could be made on the person if he or she were living, in respect of the profits or gains which arose or accrued to such person before his or her death, and the amount of the income tax on such profits or gains shall be a debt due from and payable out of the estate of such person, and the executor or administrator of such person shall be assessable and chargeable in respect of such tax.
(2) No assessment under this section shall be made later than 3 years after the expiration of the year of assessment in which the deceased person died in a case in which the grant of probate or letters of administration was made in that year, and no such assessment shall be made later than 2 years after the expiration of the year of assessment in which such grant was made in any other case; but this subsection shall apply subject to the condition that where the executor or administrator—
(a) after the year of assessment in which the deceased person died, delivers an additional affidavit under
>section 38 of the Capital Acquisitions Tax Act, 1976<, or
(b) is liable to deliver an additional affidavit under that section, has been so notified by the Revenue Commissioners and did not deliver the additional affidavit in the year of assessment in which the deceased person died,
such assessment may be made at any time before the expiration of 2 years after the end of the year of assessment in which the additional affidavit was or is delivered.
(3) The executor or administrator of any such deceased person shall, when required to do so by a notice given to the executor or administrator by an inspector, prepare and deliver to the inspector a statement in writing signed by such executor or administrator and containing particulars, to the best of such executor’s or administrator’s judgment and belief, of the profits or gains which arose or accrued to such deceased person before his or her death and in respect of which such executor or administrator is assessable under this section, and the provisions of the Income Tax Acts relating to statements to be delivered by any person shall apply with any necessary modifications to statements to be delivered under this section.