Essex County Estate Tax Affidavit Forms (Massachusetts)

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Estate Tax Affidavit

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Included Forms

All Essex County specific forms and documents listed below are included in your immediate download package:

Estate Tax Affidavit Form

Estate Tax Affidavit Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last reviewed/updated 4/10/2024

Estate Tax Affidavit Guide

Estate Tax Affidavit Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last reviewed/updated 3/14/2024

Completed Example of the Estate Tax Affidavit Document

Completed Example of the Estate Tax Affidavit Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last reviewed/updated 3/13/2024

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Massachusetts or Essex County. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

Forms are NOT emailed to you. Immediately after you submit payment, the Essex County forms you order will be available for download directly from your account. You can then download the forms to your computer. If you do not already have an account, one will be created for you as part of the order process, and your login details will be sent to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance.

What type of files are the forms?

All of our Essex County Estate Tax Affidavit forms are PDFs. You will need to have or get Adobe Reader to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Can the Estate Tax Affidavit forms be re-used?

Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in Essex County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Essex County.

Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Essex County?

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Essex County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.

Do I have to enter all of my property information online?

No. The blank forms are downloaded to your computer and you fill them out there, at your convenience.

Can I save the completed form, email it to someone?

Yes, you can save your deed form at any point with your information in it. The forms can also be emailed, blank or complete, as attachments.

Do I need any special software to use these forms?

You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

Areas Covered by These Estate Tax Affidavit Forms:

  • Essex County

Including:

  • Amesbury
  • Andover
  • Beverly
  • Boxford
  • Byfield
  • Danvers
  • Essex
  • Georgetown
  • Gloucester
  • Groveland
  • Hamilton
  • Hathorne
  • Haverhill
  • Ipswich
  • Lawrence
  • Lynn
  • Lynnfield
  • Manchester
  • Marblehead
  • Merrimac
  • Methuen
  • Middleton
  • Nahant
  • Newbury
  • Newburyport
  • North Andover
  • Peabody
  • Prides Crossing
  • Rockport
  • Rowley
  • Salem
  • Salisbury
  • Saugus
  • South Hamilton
  • Swampscott
  • Topsfield
  • Wenham
  • West Boxford
  • West Newbury

What is the Massachusetts Estate Tax Affidavit

In Massachusetts, upon death, a lien attaches to a decedent's real property for ten years, or until the estate tax is paid, or an affidavit showing that the decedent's gross estate does not require an estate tax filing is recorded by a personal representative (or other qualified person under G. L. c. 65C, 6(a)) in the Registry of Deeds.

Use the affidavit of estate tax under M.G.L. c. 65C, 14(a) to release the lien on the decedent's property. The affidavit should include the name, address, and date of death of the decedent. The affiant shall indicate whether he/she is the personal representative of the decedent's probated estate, or, if the property is not subject to probate, then the affiant's relationship to the decedent.

The document's recitals also include the address of the premises affected and the prior instrument containing a legal description of the property. All statements contained within the affidavit are made by the affiant on penalty of perjury and sworn to before a notary public.

Contact a lawyer with questions about the Massachusetts estate tax and affidavits relating to decedents' estates in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

(Massachusetts ETA Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

Our Promise

The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the Essex County recording requirements for formatting. If there's an issue caused by our formatting, we'll make it right and refund your payment.

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