Inheritance tax international- Your German tax advisor in Düsseldorf
Inheritance tax can be a significant financial burden that can be minimized or even avoided through timely advice and planning. Especially with inheritances in an international context, there is a lot to consider due to the complicated international regulations in order to keep inheritance tax as low as possible and not to fall into the trap of tax evasion. It is often unknown that an inheritance or gift (also from a person living abroad) has to be reported to the tax office in Germany within 3 months of becoming aware of it.
- Which law applies if I live and die in Germany as a Spanish citizen and my heirs live in Portugal? In this case, do my heirs have to pay inheritance tax in Germany?
- I live as a pensioner in Mallorca and my heirs in Germany and my assets are still in Germany, can I avoid Spanish inheritance law from being applicable? Where do my heirs have to pay inheritance tax? What is the Spanish capital gains tax (“plusvalia”)?
- I inherited from my uncle in Canada. Do I have to pay taxes in Germany? Can the Canadian “capital gain tax” be offset against the German tax?
Can I avoid inheritance tax by moving to Austria?
If you ask yourself these or similar questions, then you should contact us for professional advise. As a tax advisor in Düsseldorf, we can draw on many years of expertise in the area of inheritance tax and in preparing inheritance tax returns in an international context. Through regular training courses in the area of inheritance tax, we are always informed about the latest changes, so that we are happy to assist you as a contact for all matters relating to inheritance tax in international context. We help you to understand the complicated international regulations and take care of the timely notification of the inheritance or gift and the correct preparation of the inheritance tax return.