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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.

Events

15 November 2018
17:00 18:00

International Estate Planning: Philippines - Germany

German Club, Manila
International Estate Planning for German citizens living in the Philippines and Philippine citizens living in Germany
29 November 2018
08:45 17:30

International Estate Planning Summit 2018 (IFZ Conference)

Brasserie Lipp, Zürich
This «International Estate Planning Summit» is aimed at discussing and analyzing important aspects of international estate planning and tax transparency for a number of selected countries. The Summit will focus mainly on aspects that should be considered in tax and wealth planning for high net worth individuals and corporations from a multijurisdictional perspective.

Latest Releases

5 November 2018
Referate des Weiterbildungsseminars des Vereins Successio und der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Testamentsvollstreckung und Vermögenssorge e.V. an der Universität Luzern vom 21. April 2017