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if someone dies and name you as heir. 1-can you refuse to be

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if someone dies and name you as heir. 1-can you refuse to be the heir of is estate .
2- if you refuse to be the heir are you obligated to put on your income tax declaration the
5 thousand dollards (T4A (P)) even do you did not receive it
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1. Yes you can refuse your inheritance.

2. I don't know why you would use a T4A (P) for this but you don't declare anything at all.

Let me know if you need any further clarification.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

in Quebec the government give 5 thousand dollars to the decease estate and the heir as to declare the amount on their income tax... case C :prestation de deces ,releve 2 , revenus de retraite et rentes

The law is that if you received the benefit you can declare it on your own return or on the estate's return.

But you are not receiving it.

So you don't declare anything yourself at all.
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