Section 198.32, Florida Statutes 2003
198.32 Prima facie liability for tax.--
(1) The estate of each decedent whose property is subject to the laws of the state shall be deemed prima facie liable for estate taxes under this chapter and shall be subject to a lien therefor in such amount as may be later determined to be due and payable on the estate as provided in this chapter. This presumption of liability shall begin on the date of the death of the decedent and shall continue until the full settlement of all taxes which may be found to be due under this chapter, the settlement to be shown by receipts for all taxes due to be issued by the department as provided for in this chapter.
(2) Whenever an estate is not subject to tax under this chapter and is not required to file a return, the personal representative may execute an affidavit attesting that the estate is not taxable. The form of the affidavit shall be prescribed by the department, and shall include, but not be limited to, statements regarding the decedent's domicile and whether a federal estate tax return will be filed, and acknowledgment of the personal representative's personal liability under s. 198.23. This affidavit shall be subject to record and admissible in evidence to show nonliability for tax.
History.--s. 25, ch. 16015, 1933; CGL 1936 Supp. 1342(105); ss. 21, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 4, ch. 71-202; s. 20, ch. 80-153; s. 7, ch. 99-208.