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As Executor of a Burlington County, New Jersey Estate, can I be reimbursed for mileage?

Posted on Fri Feb 13, 2015, on Probate and Estate Administration

As the executor of an estate in Burlington County, NJ, your expenses incurred in handling the estate are reimbursed from the estate assets. Typical examples are filing fees, parking fees, and money that you pay to have the estate assets secured or cleaned. You are also reimbursed for reasonable travel costs that were incurred only because of the estate.

For example, the cost of the airfare to attend your mother’s funeral would not be reimbursed. However, if you had to travel to the Burlington County Surrogate’s office to file the will, that cost can be reimbursed.

You can be reimbursed a reasonable amount, which can include mileage on your automobile. The IRS issued its 2015 standard mileage rates and effective January 1, 2015 the IRS allowed rate is 57.5 cents per mile driven for business.

This rate applies to the miles you drive as the executor. These are guideline amounts that you may use and which the other beneficiaries can object to, but they certainly give you a starting point.

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