Form 706-CE
(Rev. October 2013)
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Certificate of Payment of Foreign Death Tax
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OMB No. 1545-0260
Decedent’s first name and middle initial Decedent’s last name Social security number
Country of citizenship at time of death Country of legal residence (domicile) at time of death Date of death
Last address (number and street, city, town or post office, state or province, country, and ZIP or foreign postal code)
Name of executor, administrator, etc.
Address (number and street, apt. or suite no., city, town or post office, state or province, country, and ZIP or foreign postal code)
1 Name of foreign government imposing the tax 2
Death tax finally determined by that government. Do not include any interest
or penalty. Show amount in foreign currency.
3 Was the amount on line 2 figured under the provisions of a death tax convention? . . . . . . . . . . Yes No
4 List amount(s) of death tax paid (other than interest and penalties) and the date(s) of payment. Show amount(s) in foreign currency.
The description, location, and value (as established and accepted by the death tax officials of the government named above) of the property
subjected to the death tax are as follows:
Description and location
(show in
foreign currency)
(If necessary, attach additional sheets and follow the same format.)
Cat. No. 10149C
Form 706-CE (Rev. 10-2013)
Information about Form 706-CE and its instructions is at
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6 Has any refund of part or all of the death tax on line 2 been claimed or allowed? . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes No
If “Yes,” check the statement below that applies:
Refund was allowed (show amount in foreign currency).
Claim was rejected in full. Consideration is pending.
Explain below if (a) any credit against or reduction of the death tax shown on line 2 is pending or was allowed, (b) property was taxed at more
than one rate, or (c) more than one inheritance was taxed. If you need more space, attach additional sheets.
Will you claim a refund or credit (except as shown on line 6) for any of the amount shown on line 2? . . . . . .
Yes No
Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined this statement, including any attached sheets, and to the best of my knowledge and
belief, it is true, correct, and complete.
(Signature of executor, administrator, etc.) (Date)
(Signature of executor, administrator, etc.) (Date)
(For use of authorized tax official of the foreign government imposing the death tax)
The information contained on lines 1 through 7 above, including any attached statements,
is certified to be correct in my attached statement.
without exception (or) except as indicated
(Signature) (Title)
(Government) (Date)
Forward a certified copy to the Internal Revenue Service as shown on the next page.
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General Instructions
The executor of the decedent’s estate must file Form 706-CE
before the IRS can allow a credit for foreign death taxes claimed
on Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping
Transfer) Tax Return. See Instructions for Schedule P of the
Form 706 for information on how to figure the credit for foreign
death taxes.
The credit for foreign death taxes is allowable only if the
decedent was a U.S. citizen or a U.S. resident (as defined in the
Instructions for Form 706) at the time of death. The credit is not
available if the executor elects to deduct these taxes from the
value of the gross estate of a U.S. citizen or resident under the
special rules of section 2053(d) and its regulations. For a
decedent who, at death, was a U.S. resident but not a U.S.
citizen, and who was a citizen or subject of a foreign country for
which the President has issued a proclamation under section
2014(h), the credit is allowable only if the country of which the
decedent was a citizen or subject at death allows a similar credit
to decedents who, at death, are U.S. citizens resident in that
As explained in the Instructions to Schedule P of Form 706,
the credit for foreign death taxes is authorized either by statute
or by treaty. If a credit is authorized by a treaty, whichever of the
following is the most beneficial to the estate is allowed:
• The credit figured under the treaty;
• The credit figured under the statute; or,
• The credit figured under the treaty plus the credit figured
under the statute for death taxes paid to each political
subdivision or possession of the treaty country that are not
directly or indirectly creditable under the treaty.
Prepare three copies of Form 706-CE for each foreign
country's death tax for which you are claiming credit. Send the
original form and one copy to the foreign government to whom
you paid the tax. Ask that office to certify the form and send it to
the Internal Revenue Service Center listed below. Keep the third
copy for your records.
If the foreign government refuses to certify Form 706-CE, the
executor must file it directly with the Internal Revenue Service
Center listed in the Where to file section of these instructions.
Complete the entire form, except the certification. Attach a
statement under penalties of perjury to explain why the foreign
government did not certify it. In addition, attach a copy of the
foreign death tax return and a copy of the receipt or cancelled
check for the payment of the foreign death tax.
If you or any other person receives a refund of any of the
foreign death tax for which you are claiming this credit, you or
the person receiving the refund must notify the Internal Revenue
Service Center listed in the Where to file section of these
instructions within 30 days of receiving any refund. Section
20.2016-1 of the Estate Tax Regulations describes what
information to include in this notice. The persons who received
the refund must pay any additional federal estate tax due.
Death tax conventions are in effect with the countries listed
South Africa
United Kingdom
*Article XXIX B of the United States—Canada Income Tax Treaty
Where to file. File Form 706-CE at the following address:
Department of Treasury
Internal Revenue Service Center
Cincinnati, OH 45999
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