(1) Before a bill is taxed, a taxing officer is to make an estimate of the approximate total for which, if the bill were taxed, the certificate of taxation would be likely to issue.
(2) The estimate in subrule (1) is to be made in the absence of the parties and without making any determination on the individual items in the bill.
(3) The taxing officer will give notice, in writing, to each party interested in the bill, of the estimate made under subrule (1) (the notice of estimate ).
(4) Unless a party interested in the bill objects to the estimate in accordance with rule 40.21, the amount of the estimate is the amount for which the certificate of taxation will be issued.
Note: Certificate of taxation is defined in the Dictionary. See also rule 40.32.