Whether you’re planning for yourself or someone else, the resources below are vital when it comes to organizing and settling an estate in Pennsylvania.
Advance Directive Form
Order Death Certificates
Death Certificate instructions for Pennsylvania. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death Certificate ordering information.
Digital Estate Planning Laws
Proposed law: HB 2580
Description: An act amending Title 20 (Decedents, Estates and Fiduciaries) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in administration and personal representatives, providing for power over decedent account on social networking website, micro-blogging or short message service website or e-mail service website.
Date introduced: August 23, 2012
Full text: Click here for full text of the proposed Pennsylvania law
For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Digital Estate Planning Laws.
Death With Dignity Legislation (a.k.a. Aid-In-Dying or Physician-Assisted Death)
- Senate Bill 1032 titled “Death with Dignity Act” was introduced to the Judiciary Committee in June 2013. It is currently still open for consideration.
For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death With Dignity Legislation.
Organ Donation Registries
POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) Form
For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Probate Laws.
Estate And Inheritance Tax Rate
- Pennsylvania has a 0%-15% inheritance tax rate
For estate and inheritance tax in other states see our complete list of state-by-state Estate And Inheritance Tax Rates.