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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.

Partner, Vice-president of the Board of Directors
Headquarter - Zurich
Albert Klöti
+41 58 450 59 13
Group Leader Legal Lausanne, Office Managing Director Lausanne and Geneva
Branch Office - Lausanne
Thomas Narbel
+41 58 450 53 48

Events

30 August 2018
14:00 to 14:45

Willensvollstreckung - Aktuelle Praxis 2017-2018

Universität Luzern
Vortrag am 13. Schweizerischen Erbrechtstag
18 September 2018
08:30 to 16:45

Steuer- und Vermögensplanung für vermögenede Privatpersonen

Bildungszentrum Sihlpost Zürich
Das Seminar befasst sich mit ausgewählten Themen zur Unternehmensnachfolge zu Lebzeiten und im Erbfall und vermittelt neuste Entwicklungen und praxisorientiertes Wissen im Zivil- und Steuerrecht.

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