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Thursday, 18 May 1972
Page: 1778

Senator NEGUS (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) - I address a question to the Minister representing the Treasurer. Is the Minister aware that some widows are paying death taxes on expected income tax refunds which have been classified as assets of the estates of their deceased husbands? Is he aware that these income tax refunds often are delayed because they are refunds on a deceased person's estate and that such delays cause hardship to widows? Will the Minister endeavour to speed up the payment of these tax refunds?


I am sure that we ali appreciate the persistent approach of the honourable senator in relation to the issue of probate. I am not aware of the details that he gives in his question. I will see that his question is referred to the Treasurer as the matter of tax refunds is absolutely integral to it.

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