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Old 05.08.2019, 14:05
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Re: Inheritance Tax question [BL]

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To be exact: The nationality of the deceased is of no relevance. Where they died is also not of relevance. Important is where they have been a resident. There will be no Swiss (actually Canton) inheritance tax if a Swiss which has his domicile abroad dies while visiting Switzerland. On the other hand, if a Swiss domiciled foreigner dies while being outside of Switzerland, Swiss (actually Canton) inheritance tax rules will apply.
I wrote it like that since I did not know every exact detail of Swiss inheritance law. Each country has it's own rules. I moved out of the Netherlands for a couple of years now for example, but if I would die now Dutch tax is still due (Even on my Swiss belongings, and even if I choose to handle the heritance under Swiss law) unless I changed nationality, this damn effect last for 10 yrs.
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