There is stamp duty paid on the Probate application. The amount of the stamp duty due depends on the net value of the estate. Where the application is lodged by a solicitor and the net value of the estate does not exceed :
€100,000 – €100.00
€250,000 – €200.00
€500,000 – €350.00
€750,000 – €500.00
€1,000,000 – €6500.00
Where the application is not lodged by a solicitor and the net value of the estate does not exceed:
€100,000 – €200.00
€250,000 – €400.00
€500,000 – €700.00
€750,000 – €1,000.00
€1,000,000 – €1,300.00
Where the net value of the estate exceeds €1,000,000.00, for every €500,000 or fraction thereof by which the value exceeds €1,000,000.00 a further fee of €800.00. The costs are double as the Probate Office completes the forms that a solicitor would otherwise complete.
Solicitors costs will depend on a number of factors.
We have set out what work is included in our standard probate fee here
If there is property in the sole name of the deceased, it will have to be valued by an estate agent.