Inheritance tax

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The proportions of the 1% and 10% of the largest inherited wealth in total inherited wealth in France (1919–1994). Data from Thomas Piketty .

The inheritance tax (also: inheritance tax ., Especially in Austria and Switzerland) taxed the transfer of assets of a deceased natural person to the heirs ; the gift tax, which normally runs at the same time, taxed free gifts among the living. Unlike natural persons is used in legal entities no inheritance tax applies insofar as legal persons not die.

The inheritance tax can be levied as an estate tax, where it directly taxes the estate without taking into account the personal circumstances of the heirs , especially in the Anglo-American legal system. In most other countries as well as in Germany and in almost all cantons of Switzerland it is levied as inheritance tax, but in Liechtenstein it is levied both as inheritance tax and as inheritance tax. In the case of inheritance tax , the object of taxation is the acquisition from the purchaser. No inheritance tax is levied in Austria .

National inheritance tax

International and other foreign inheritance tax law

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