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Supreme Court and High Court Fees

per S.I. No. 24 of 2014

Supreme Court and High Court Fees - instructions and exemptions 

Schedule 1: Fees payable in the various offices of the Supreme and High courts 

Part 1: Fees payable in the offices attached to the Supreme Court and the High Court and in the District Probate Registries for copies of documents
Part 2: Fees payable in the office of the Registrar of the Supreme Court
Part 3: Fees payable in the Central Office and the Examiner's Office
Part 4: Fees payable in the Accountant's Office
Part 5: Fees payable in the Taxing Masters' Office
Part 6: Fees payable in the Office of Wards Of Court
Part 7: Fees payable in the Probate Office and District Probate Registries

Schedule 2: Percentages payable in the Office of the Wards of Court

Part 1: Lunacy - Percentages payable
Part 2: Minor - Percentages
Part 3: Calculation, collection and disposal

Schedule 1

 

 Part 1: Fees payable in the offices attached to the Supreme Court and the High Court and in the District Probate Registries for copies of documents

Item
(1)
Fee
(2)
Document to be stamped
(3)

1. (a)  Subject to subparagraph (b), for issuing a printed copy of a document on a court file whether attested or plain, other than a copy of a judgment

€15.00

The copy document or court fee card

(b) for making an attested copy of a criminal appeal transcript

€0.80 per page

The attested copy or court fee card

2. For provision of a copy judgment

€14.00 plus an additional €1.00 in respect of every 4 pages photocopied

The attested copy or court fee card

3. For examining a copy of any document and marking it as an attested copy

€6.50 per page

The attested copy

4. For a photographic copy of a plan, map, section, drawing, photograph or diagram

€6.50

The copy or court fee card

5. For signing and certifying a document for proof pursuant to the Evidence Act 1851

€6.50 per page

The document

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Part 2: Fees payable in the Office of the Registrar of the SupremeCourt

Item
(1)
Fee
(2)
Document to be stamped
(3)

1. On filing a notice of motion of appeal to the Supreme Court (other than an appeal under the Workmen's Compensation Acts 1934 to 1955)

€250.00

The notice

2. On filing any notice of motion to the Supreme Court (other than a notice of motion of appeal)

€65.00

The notice

3. On filing or lodging a case stated

€70.00

The case stated

4. On filing an affidavit

€20.00

The affidavit

5. (a)  On lodging a notice or other document for service, and

€6.50

The notice or other document

  (b) in addition thereto, for each copy to be transmitted

€1.00 (but not more, for any number of copies, than €90.00)

The copy

6. On a petition or on an application for appointment as Notary Public or Commissioner for Oaths

€85.00

The petition or application

7. On a commission appointing a Notary Public or Commissioner for Oaths

€330.00

The commission

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Part 3: Fees payable in the Central Office and the Examiner's Office

 
Item
Fees
(2)
Document to be stamped
(3)
A Originating Summonses, etc.

1. On sealing a-

(i) plenary summons,
(ii) special summons or
(iii) summary summons in a claim to which Rule 1(2), 1(3) or 2 of Order 2 of the Rules of the Superior courts applies,

and filing a copy

€190.00

The filed copy

2. On sealing a -

(i) concurrent plenary summons,
(ii) concurrent special summons, or
(iii) concurrent summary summons in a claim to which Rule 1(2), 1(3) or 2 of Order 2 of the Rules of the Superior courts applies

€190.00

The filed copy

3. On sealing a sumary summons or a concurrent summary summons in a claim to which Rule1(1) of Order 2 of the Rules of the Superior Courts applies, where the claim -

 

 

(i) does not exceed €100,000.00 on the date of issue of the summons,

€150.00

The filed copy

(ii) is greater than €100,000.00 but does not exceed €150,000.00 on the date of issue of the summons,

€170.00

The filed copy

(iii) is greater than €150,000.00 but does not exceed €500,000.00 on the date of issue of the summons,

€190.00

The filed copy

(iv) is greater than €500,000.00 but does not exceed €1,000,000.00 on the date of issue of the summons,

€250.00

The filed copy

(v) is greater than €1,000,000.00 on the date of issue of the summons

€400.00

The filed copy

4. On filing a petition

€190.00

The original petition

5. On any originating ex parte application (excepting habeas corpus), in addition to fee on filing affidavit

€190.00

The affidavit filed in support of the application

6. On sealing any order under Rule 1 or Rule 18 of Order 84 of the Rules of the Superior Courts

€24.00

The original order

7. On sealing a third party notice

€60.00

The filed copy

8. On filing any originating notice of motion (in addition to filing an affidavit)

€190.00

The notice

B Appearances

9. On entering an appearance

€60.00

The memorandum

C Affidavits, etc.

10. On filing an affidavit

€20.00

The affidavit

11. On filing a script annexed to an affidavit of scripts

€20.00 (not to exceed, for any number of scripts, €150.00)

The affidavit of scripts

D Notices of Motion, etc.

12. On filing a notice of motion

€60.00

The notice

13. On every -

(i) ex parte application, or

(ii) other application

to the court not otherwise specifically provided for

€60.00

The original notice or ex parte docket

14. On filing a notice other than a notice to which the items at reference numbers 12, 15 and 16 of this column relate

€60.00

The notice

15. On filing a notice of appeal from the Master

€60.00

The notice of appeal

16. On lodging a notice of appeal from the Circuit Court to the High Court

€130.00

The notice of appeal

17. (a) Subject to paragraph (b) on filing a notice of motion for entry of proceedings in the Comercial List of the High Court

€5,000.00

The notice

(b) On filing a notice of motion in the Comercial List of the High Court in the proceedings which were entered in that list prior to 10 April 2012

€60.00

The notice

E Setting Down, etc.

18. On setting down an action for trial

€250.00

The setting down docket

19. On filing or lodging a case stated

€70.00

The case stated

F Orders

20. On every witness summons (i.e. subpoena ad testificandum or duces tecum)

€20.00

The order or court fee card

21. Commission to examine witness or request in lieu of

€20.00

The order or court fee card

22. On entering judgment in the Central Office in default of appearance or of pleading (in addition to filing affidavits)

€85.00

The judgment

G Certificates, etc.

23. On a certificate of pleadings or proceedings

€15.00

The certificate or court fee card

24. On a certificate under Order 36, Rule 39, of the Rules of the Superior Courts

€25.00

The certificate or court fee card

25. On a sale under an order of the Court of -

(a) any lands or hereditaments, or

(b) any business (including the goodwill thereof), or

(c) any chattels, confirmed or approved by order or certificate:

for every €100.00 of the price

€2.50

(Note: If for any reason after payment of this fee the sale is not completed and the property is subsequently sold to another purchaser, credit is to be given for the fee already paid on the abortive sale against the fee payable on the completed sale; but in no case is any of the fee paid on the abortive sale to be re-paid)

The order or certificate

26. On taking account of moneys received by a person liable to account for same - for every €100.00 of the amount received or, in the case of a company being wound up by the court, for every €100.00 of the moneys received by the liquidator in realisation of the assets of the company

€4.00

The certificate or court fee card

27. On taking an account of moneys due to any person (other than moneys due to any person by a company or society being wound up by the court) - for every €100.00 of the amount found

€2.50

The certificate or court fee card

28. On an inquiry to ascertain the person or persons interested in any property or entitled thereto as next-of-kin or heir-at-law or otherwise -

 

(a) in all cases, save those set out in paragraph (b), for every €100 of the value of the property

€2.50

The certificate or court fee card

(b) on an enquiry to ascertain the next-of-kin or heir-at-law of any person -

  

(i) where such person is an ancestor of such next-of-kin or heir-at-law, or where the common ancestor is a parent

€17.00

The certificate or court fee card

(ii)where the common ancestor is a grand-parent

€30.00

The certificate or court fee card

(iii) where the common ancestor is a great-grandparent or a more remote ancestor

€55.00

The certificate or court fee card

29. On ascertaining pursuant to an order-

(a) the outstanding estate of a deceased person, or
(b) any property subject to a trust, mortgage or charge, or
(c) any partnership assets,

- for every €100.00 of the amount of value thereof

(The amount on which this fee is payable shall not include any outstanding debt believed to be bad or irrecoverable, but shall include all sums paid after the commencement of the proceedingsto creditors or to persons beneficially interested)

€2.50

(Only one fee shall be chargeable in respect of any particular property or moneys in respect of Item Nos. 24 to 26 inclusive)

The certificate or court fee card

30. On settling-

(a) a scheme for the management of a charity, or a scheme where the amount involved does not exceed €1,500.00,

€75.00

The scheme

(b) any other scheme

€130.00

The scheme

31. On signing, settling or approving-

(a) any advertisement, or authority for a broadcast announcement, for any person entitled as next-of-kin, heir-at-law or otherwise to share in any property:

(i) for the first advertisement or authority signed in respect of any person or persons

€80.00

The posting

(ii) for any subsequent advertisement or authority signed in respect of the person or persons,

€55.00

The posting

(b) any other advertisement

€55.00

The posting

32. On the examination of a witness-

(a) before an officer of the Court in his or her office (otherwise than for the purpose of any inquiry, taxation of costs or other proceedings before the officer) - for each hour or part of an hour

€20.00 and an amount equal to the reasonable expenses of the officer

The order of appointment

(b) by an officer of the Court away from his office - for each day or part of a day

€75.00 and an amount equal to the reasonable expenses of the officer

The order of appointment

33. On every application for an endorsement of a certificate for registration of a judgment mortgage in the Property Registration Authority

€20.00

The certificate

H Searches and Inspections

34. On an application to inspect any document filed or deposited in the Central Office more than three years before such application, unless otherwise expressly providedfor by this Order

€15.00

(to be charged whether or not a copy of the documentis bespoken)

The search docket

35. On a memorandum for the registration of -

(a) a decree of the District Court

€25.00

The memorandum

(b) a judgment of the Circuit Court

€25.00

The memorandum

(c) a judgment of the High Court

€25.00

The memorandum

36. On a memorandum for the re-entry of a judgment, decree, order or rule pursuant to the Judgments (Ireland) Act 1844

€25.00

The memorandum

37. On a memorandum for the registration of a lis pendens pursuant to the said Act

€25.00

The memorandum

38. On a memorandum for the re-entry of a lis pendens pursuant to the said Act

€25.00

The memorandum

39. On a requisition for liberty to search pursuant to the said Act - for each person searched against

€25.00
(not to be charged if a requisition for an official search is lodged)

The search docket

40. On a memorandum for registration of the satisfaction or vacate of any judgment, bond or recognizance, decree, rule or order or for the re-docketing of any bonds or recognizances pursuant to the Land Transfer (Ireland) Act 1848

€25.00

The memorandum

41. On a requisition for a search for judgments or revivals entered up before 15 July 1850, and for decrees, rules, orders or civil bill decrees for poor rates made before 15 July 1850, and for lites pendentes registered against any person and for recognizances and bonds, judgments, statutes, inquisitions and acceptances of office registered or re-registered against the same person

€25.00

The requisition

42. On a requisition for a search for judgments, revivals, decrees, rules, orders, lites pendentes and civil bill decrees for poor rates registered or re-registered against any person and for recognizances and bonds, judgments, statutes, inquisitions and acceptances of office registered or re-registered against the same person

€25.00

The requisition

43. On a requisition for a duplicate of a search pursuant to the Judgments Registry (Ireland) Act 1871

€25.00

The requisition

44. On a memorandum of vacate of a lis pendens

€25.00

The memorandum

I Bill of Sale

45. On filing a bill of sale

€20.00

The filed copy

46. For a search in the bills of sale index

€25.00
(to be charged whether or not a copy of the document is bespoken)

The search docket

47. For inspecting any bill of sale

€10.00
(to be charged whether or not a copy of the document is bespoken)

The search docket

J Bonds, etc.

48. On filing any recognizance or bond in the Central Office and giving a certificate thereof.

€20.00

The recognizance or bond

K Powers of Attorney

49. On depositing a power of attorney in the Central Office pursuant to the Conveyancing Act 1881

€20.00

The power of attorney

50. For a search for a power of attorney so deposited, and for inspecting the same and the affidavit or other documents deposited therewith

€25.00 (to be charged whether or not a copy of the document is bespoken)

The search docket

L Enrolment

51. On enrolling any deed or document - for each 10 folios or part of 10 folios

€60.00

The deed or document

M Admiralty

52. On a certificate under Order 64, Rule 46, paragraph 9, of the Rules of the Superior Courts

€55.00

The certificate or court fee card

53. On issuing any instrument under Order 64, Rule 56, of the Rules of the Superior Courts

€55.00

The instrument

54. On appointing and swearing appraisers

€55.00

The certificate of appraisement

55. On delivering up a ship or goods to a purchaser

€80.00

The order

56. On the sale of a ship or goods - for every €100.00 or fraction of €100.00 of the price

€11.50

The order

57. For attending the discharge of a cargo or the removal of a ship or goods, per day

€80.00

The certificate of execution

58. For retaining possession of a ship with or without acargo, or of a ship's cargo without a ship, per day

€10.00

The instrument of release

59. For executing a warrant or commission

€55.00

The warrant or commission

60. For releasing a ship and cargo, or either of them

€25.00 (and an amount equal to -

(a) the reasonable expenses per day of supplying a shipkeeper or shipkeepers where such is or are employed;

(b) the reasonable travelling and subsistence expenses of the officer for the time being exercising the functions formerly exercised by the Admiralty Marshal, if such officer is required, for the purpose of carrying out any of the above duties, to travel more than five miles from his office.)

The instrument of release

N Bankruptcy

61. On every petition of bankruptcy

€190.00

The petition

62. On every petition of arrangement

€190.00

The petition

63. On every petition under Part VI of the Bankruptcy Act 1988

€190.00

The petition

64. On every bankruptcy summons

€190.00

The summons

65. On every bond, with or without sureties

€15.00

The bond

66. On every subpoena or summons (other than a bankruptcy summons)

€20.00

The subpoena or summons

67. On every affidavit

€20.00

The affidavit

68. (a) On filing a notice of intention to show cause

€55.00

The notice

(b) On filing a charge or discharge

€25.00

The notice

69. On filing a charge or discharge

€25.00

The charge or discharge

70. For a search by any person other than the bankrupt, the arranging debtor, the Official Assignee or the trustee in the matter

€10.00

The search docket

71. On commission to examine a witness

€15.00

The order

72. On making a plain copy of any document or form

€15.00 for document

The court fee card

O Petitions, Applications and Appeals under the Solicitors Acts 1954 to 2011

73. On lodging a notice of motion of application or a notice or motion of appeal under the Solicitors Acts 1954 to 2011 or on presenting a petition under Part III of Order 53 of the Rules of the Superior Courts

€190.00

The notice or petition

 
 

P Applications under the Personal Insolvency Act 2012

Item
(1)
 

74. On every furnishing under section 61(1)(a) of the Personal Insolvency Act 2012 of an application for a protective certificate

€75.00

75. On every furnishing under section 95(1)(a) of the Personal Insolvency Act 2012 of an application for a protective certificate

€150.00

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Part 4: Fees payable in the Accountant's Office

Item
(1)
Fee
(2)
Document to be stamped
(3)

1. On a direction by the court or the accountant to pay or invest or place money on deposit or transfer stock or shares, where the amount or value exceeds €100.00 - for every €100.00 or part thereof in excess of the first €100.00

€1.15
(fee not to exceed €1,200 in any case)

The direction

2. On a certificate of the amount and description of funds to credit of any account in the books of the accountant

€20.00

The certificate or court fee card

3. On a transcript of an account

€20.00

The transcript

4. On a request for lodgement of funds in court without an order

€20.00

The request

5. On a request to the accountant for payment of money out of court without an order

€20.00

The request

6. On lodging a power of attorney

€20.00

The power of attorney

7. On a request for a certificate of the lodgement of any funds in court

€20.00

The request

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Part 5: Fees payable in the Taxing Masters' office

A taxing master may in any case require the bill of costs to be stamped before taxation with the amount of fees which would be payable if the bill were allowed by him at the full amount thereof, including, in cases under the Solicitors (Ireland) Act, 1849, the fee payable in respect of the cash account.

Item
(1)
Fee
(2)
Document to be stamped
(3)

1. On a notice to tax, except on an ex parte taxation

€275.00

The notice

2. On the taking of a cash account between the solicitor and his client on a taxation under the Solicitors (Ireland) Act 1849 or otherwise -
for every €100.00 or fraction of €100.00 of the amounts found to have been received and paid

€1.00

The bill

3. On the taxation of a bill of costs-
for every full €100.00 in the amount allowed (including witnesses' expenses)

€8.00 (Credit is to be given for the fee paid in respect of item 1 above)

The bill

4. On the issue of a certificate of taxation

€68.00

The certificate or court fee card

5. On carrying in objections to the allowance or disallowance of any item or items in a bill of costs

€68.00

The objections

6. On a report of a taxing master as to the grounds of his decision to allow or disallow any item or items in a bill of costs

€24.00

The report

7. On a report of a taxing master as to security for costs in a matrimonial case

€24.00

The report

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Part 6: Fees payable in the Office of Wards of Court

Item
(1)
Fee
(2)
Document to be stamped
(3)

1. On every declaration order under section 68 or section 70 of the Lunacy Regulation (Ireland) Act 1871

€60.00

The order

2. On every declaration order under section 12 or section 15 of the said Act

€60.00

The order

3. On every order taking a person into wardship as a minor

€60.00

The order

4. On every discharge and dismissal order.

€60.00

The order

5. On every order for the purchase or sale of property

€60.00

The order

6. On every order authorisingbuilding projects such as construction of houses and extensions.

€60.00

The order

7. On every order authorising the Accountant of the Courts of Justice to make a recurring payment

€60.00

The order

8. Every certificate of enduring power of attorney

€60.00

The certificate

9. On measuring a bill of costs and certifying the amount thereof - for every €20.00 or part thereof allowed

€1.50

The bill of costs

10. For taking and certifying the result of an account - for each €200 found to have been received without deducting any payment

€1.50
(but fee not to exceed €50)

The account

11. On exemplifying any copy of an order

€15.00

The copy

12. For making an attested copy of a document (other than a first copy of an order)

€15.00

The attested copy

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Part 7: Fees payable in the Probate Office and District Probate Registries

Item
(1)
Fee
(2)
Document to be stamped
(3)

1. For every order of a Probate Officer, Assistant Probate Officer or District Probate Registrar

€25.00

The order, certificate or court fee card

2. For every certificate signed by a judge as to the authority of any person to act in a specified capacity or for any similar certificate

€25.00

The certificate or court fee card

3. For every notice of application not filed at time of lodgement of full set of papers of application of grant

€20.00

The application

4. For every consent to withdrawal of - caveats, warnings, etc.

€25.00

The consent

5. For filing any other document (except those filed at time of lodgement of full set of papers) of application for a grant

€15.00

The document

6. For every notice of change of solicitor

€25.00

The notice

7. On the submission to the Probate Office or the District Probate Registry of an application for a primary grant of representation -

(a) where the net value of the estate does not exceed

-

The court fee card

€75,000
€87,500
€100,000
€112,500
€125,000

€100.00
€110.00
€120.00
€125.00
€135.00

 

(b) where the net value of the estate exceeds €125,000 but does not exceed €300,000 -

 

 

(i) for the first €125,000

€135.00

 

and

 

 

(ii) for every €12,500 or fraction thereof by which the value exceed €125,000 a further fee of
(e.g.

€12.00

 

€137,500
€150,000
€162,500
€175,000
€187,500
€200,000
€212,500
€225,000
€237,500
€250,000
€262,500
€275,000
€287,500
€300,000)

(€147.00
€159.00
€171.00
€183.00
€195.00
€207.00
€219.00
€231.00
€243.00
€255.00
€267.00
€279.00
€291.00
€291.00)

 

(c) Where the net value of the estate exceeds €300,000 -

  

(i) for the first €300,000 and

€303.00

 

and

 

 

(ii) for every €31,250 or fraction thereof by which the value exceeds €300,000 a further fee of

€12.00

 

(e.g. €331,250

€362,500)

(€315.00

€327.00)

 

8. For every double, cessate, unadministered or duplicate grant of representation

€120.00

The court fee card

9. On every occasion on which an application for a grant of representation is re-submitted to the Probate Office or the District Probate Registry

€40.00

The court fee card

10. Where any grant is sought by personal application

The total fee payable (inclusive of the court fee) shall be double the appropriate amount chargeableunder item at reference number 7 or 8 of column (1) of this Part, as applicable were the grant not sought by personal application

The court fee card

11. For every affidavit not filed at the time of lodgement of a full set of application papers for a grant

€20.00

The affidavit

12. For lodging or re-entering any motion paper, whether ex parte or on notice

€40.00

The motion paper

13. For every first copy of a court order or side bar order

€20.00 (This fee shall not be chargeable where the order is made in chambers pursuant to section 36 of the Succession Act 1965 and the copy is bespoken by the intended grantee or his solicitor)

The copy order

14. On lodgement of a corrective affidavit

The correct fee under the item at reference number 7 or 10 of column (1) of this Part as appropriate less the amount of the fee previously charged subject to a minimum fee of €30.00

The copy affidavit

15. For the entry of any caveat

€50.00

The caveat

16. For filing any warning, citation or subpoena or any appearance to any warning, citation or subpoena

€25.00

The original document (except citation where copy stamped)

17. For the withdrawal of any caveat

€20.00

The caveat book

18. For the withdrawal of any application

€20.00

The notice of application

19. For settling any advertisement in connection with a citation or otherwise

€15.00

The affidavit

20. For every search made by an applicant for a will or for any record of a grant or any other documentfiled in the Probate Office or in a District Probate Registry, including the inspection of any original will or codicil or any record of a grant

€10.00

The search docket

21. For every similar search made by an Officer of the Probate Office or of a District Probate Registry for which the officer is requested to search

€15.00

The search docket

22. For all searches made on any one day by the representative of a newspaper or group of newspapers (the representative must state on the search docket his name and that of the newspaper or group of newspapers which he represents)

€100.00

The search docket

23. For any official copy of any will, grant or other document (other than an inland revenue affidavit)

€10.00

The copy

24. For a sealed and certified copy will or grant

€15.00

The copy

25. For a sealed and certified copy will and grant bespoken at the same time

€20.00

The copy

26. For making an attested copy of an inland revenue affidavit

€15.00

The copy grant

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Schedule 2

Percentages payable in the Office of the Wards of Court

 

Part 1: Lunacy percentages

1. In this Part "clear annual income" does not include the following payments:

(a) unemployment assistance,
(b) old age (non-contributory) pension,
(c) widow's (non-contributory) pension,
(d) widower's (non-contributory) pension,
(e) deserted wife's allowance,
(f) prisoner's wife's allowance,
(g) one-parent family payment,
(h) blind pension.

2. Subject to paragraph 3 of this Part, a percentage on the clear annual income of each ward of court found to be of unsound mind and whose clear annual income is not less than €900 shall be payable according to the following rates:

(a) where the clear annual income is not less than €900 but is less than €2,250, 2.5 per cent of the clear annual income;
(b) where the clear annual income is not less than €2,250 but is less than €4,500, 3 per cent of the clear annual income;
(c) where the clear annual income is not less than €4,500, 4 per cent of the clear annual income, subject to a maximum payment of €750.

3. Any fractional part of €1.00 in the amount of a percentage shall be disregarded and shall not be levied or paid.

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Part 2: Minor percentages

1. A percentage on the clear annual income of each minor taken into the wardship of the High Court shall be payable at the same rates as apply to the incomes of wards of court who are of unsound mind, save that the percentage shall be charged only on that part of the clear annual income that exceeds €900.

2. Where a minor has an interest in property, the Registrarof Wards of Court may apportion as remuneration for any services rendered to the minor in connection therewith such part of the profits accruing to the him from the property as appears to the Registrar to be reasonable and no percentage shall be charged on the amount thus apportioned.

 

Part 3: Calculation, Collection and Disposal

The rules heretofore in operation under the Lunacy Regulation (Ireland) Act 1871 with respect to the method of calculation, collection and disposal of the percentage charged on the incomes of persons of unsound mind shall continue to apply to the percentage charged on such incomes under this Order and shall apply likewise or in an analogous manner to the percentage charged on the incomes of minors under this Order. Where, in any such rule, reference is made to the death of a person of unsound mind, the reference shall, in its application to a minor, include a reference to the minor's attaining the age of 18 years.

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