Income Tax - Can a parent's funeral expenses be deducted?

Verified 01 January 2024 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

Yes, you can deduct funeral expenses for a parent (or other) from your taxable income ascendant), provided that they have not already been paid by the estate.

Tax services may ask you to provide one of the supporting documents following:

  • Proof of your maintenance obligation (relationship)
  • Proof of payment of these fees
  • Document certifying that the deceased had no assets (absence of estate)

These fees are to be reported as a maintenance paid to an ascendant.

Income tax: 2024 income tax return for 2023

Published on 1 January 2024

This page is up to date for the 2023 tax return.

However, the forms, online services and information documents are not yet available for the 2024 campaign. They will be made available online as soon as they become available.

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