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Probate Branch
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 Jul 1946
End Date:
31 Dec 1957
The Acting Under-Treasurer Henry David Robinson had the task of disbanding the Taxation Department in 1946. By July of that year separate Probate and Land Tax Branches had been established within the Treasury Department. These Branches were unified into the semiautonomous Taxation Branch in 1957 along with the Entertainments Tax Branch which had been formed in 1953.
Information Sources:
'From Commissariat to Treasury' by Heather Felton
Legislation Administered:
Administration & Probate Act 1935, Deceased Persons' Estates Duties Act 1931
Legislation Creating:
administrative action
Legislation Abolishing Agency:
administrative action
Controlling Agencies:
Treasury Department (TA91)01 Jan 182417 Jul 1989
Previous Agencies:
Office of Taxes (Taxation Department) (TA1673)01 Jan 189131 Jul 1946
Probate Registry (TA1574)10 May 1824

Land Tax Branch (TA1676)01 Jul 194631 Dec 1957

Entertainments Tax Branch (TA1687)01 Oct 195331 Dec 1957
Subsequent Agencies:
Taxation Branch (State Revenue Office) (TA1677)01 Jan 195731 Dec 1994