INSTRUCTIONS FOR AFFIDAVIT THAT NO DELAWARE
INHERITANCE TAX RETURN IS REQUIRED
This form, together with a certified copy of the decedent’s death certificate, must be filed in
the office of the Register of Wills in the county in which letters of administration may have
been granted, as well as in any other county in Delaware in which the decedent owned
real property, when the following conditions exist, where applicable:
1. The value of the gross estate passing to the husband or wife does not exceed $250,000
not including property owned as tenants by the entirety or there is no Delaware
Inheritance Tax due. There will be a tax due if the taxable share, column 4 of the
computation schedule Form 600, exceeds $70,000.
2. The value of the gross estate passing to a parent, grandparent, child by birth, wife or
widow of a son, husband or widower of a daughter, child by legal adoption, stepchild, or
the lineal descendent of the decedent or the stepchild, does not exceed $25,000 and
there is no real property passing to any of the above described persons.
3. The value of the gross estate passing to a brother, sister, aunt, uncle, great aunt or
uncle, niece, nephew, grandniece or nephew, great grandniece or nephew, first cousin,
or a first cousin once removed does not exceed $5,000 and there is no real property
passing to any of the above described persons. Relatives of the decedent’s husband or
wife are not one of the above described persons.
4. The value of the gross estate passing to any other person does not exceed $1,000 and
there is no real estate.
eal property passes to a surviving spouse, describe each parcel of real estate in
enough detail that it can be easily identified. Include street address, development, tax parcel
number and deed record number and, for rural parcels, the acreage, hundred, road name and
number, tax parcel and deed record number.
A COPY OF THIS FORM IS TO BE FILED WITH THE DIVISION OF REVENUE.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THESE INSTRUCTIONS, PLEASE CALL
(302) 577-8200; AFTER THE SERIES OF SELECTIONS, PRESS 1 FOR A CUSTOMER