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Inheritance Tax

High-net-worth individuals should have the tax implications of wealth transfers reviewed thoroughly.

We assist heirs, legatees and executors in the processing of all inheritance tax matters, both in Switzerland and internationally.

Internationally, estates are usually regulated through a trust or foundation rather than a testament or inheritance contract.

We would be pleased to show you the tax implications of the estate planning you have selected – particularly for inheritances or asset shares abroad.

Trusts are recognised for estate purposes in Switzerland. The associated tax questions, however, are not uniformly regulated. When setting up a trust for estate purposes, we'll conduct the negotiations with the tax authorities in order to gain clarity regarding the future inheritance tax. Negotiations with the tax authorities are also conducted when the assets of a trust or a foundation that are part of or outside the estate are transferred to heirs.

Does the executor or relevant tax office want an expert opinion regarding the tax qualification of specific trusts? Our specialists will provide you with expert support.

Thomas Narbel

Partner, Group Leader Legal Geneva, Office Managing Partner Geneva

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Events

5 December 2020
13:30 15:00

Willensvollstreckung

Kartause Itingen, Warth (TG)
Vortrag im Rahmen des Kurses "Fachanwalt SAV Erbrecht"
10 December 2020
09:00 13:00

Erbschaftsplanung und Willensvollstreckung in der Praxis

Weiterbildungszentrum der Universität Zürich, Schaffhauserstrasse 228, Zürich
Update Erbrecht: Das Erbrecht ist sowohl auf nationaler wie auch auf internationaler Ebene in Bewegung; es sind Revisionen im Gang (Revision des ZGB und des IPRG). Daneben entwickelt sich die Rechtsprechung ständig weiter.

Latest Releases

6 October 2020
Wenn bei der Gründung eines liechtensteinischen Trusts die Vorschriften über dessen Gründung genau befolgt wurden, ist dieser in der Schweiz zivilrechtlich grundsätzlich anzuerkennen.
22 September 2020
Der Bundesrat hat dem Parlament einen Entwurf und eine Botschaft für die Revision von Art. 86-96 IPRG vorgelegt.