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England and Wales: Reform of Family Provision Claims on Death

Whether or not the deceased left a will, certain family members and dependants may apply to court for reasonable financial provision from the estate,...

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Spain: Government announced the plan to crack down on tax cheats.

Deputy Prime Minister Saenz de Santamaria announced the plan to crack down on tax cheats.

In the future, Spain will scrutinize tax returns more...

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Germany: new will registry

Germany has started to create a central will registry which is managed by the chamber of German notaries ("Bundesnotarkammer"). The will registry is...

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EU Commission proposes measures to tackle crossborder inheritance tax problemes

Brussels, 15 December 2011 - EU citizens that inherit foreign property are frequently faced with a tax bill from more than one Member State. In...

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Canada- Alberta: New Wills and Succession Act

A new Wills and Succession Act (WSA) was passed by the Alberta Legislature in Fall 2010. A year has been set aside to allow for preparation and...

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German Law on inheritance and gift tax: New regulations for situs taxation in force

German Law on inheritance and gift tax: New regulations for situs taxation in force
Pursuant to Section 16(1) of the German Law on inheritance and gift...

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EU Commission requests Germany to amend discriminatory inheritance and gift tax provisions

The European Commission has formally requested Germany to amend its inheritance tax and gift tax legislation which discriminates against residents of...

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Unequal Treatment of Marriage and Registered Civil Partnerships violated German constitution

Federal Constitutional Court - Press office -


Order of 21 July 2010 – 1 BvR 611/07, 1 BvR 2464/07 –

Unequal Treatment of Marriage and Registered...

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German Inheritance Tax: ECJ judgment on double (inheritance) taxation

On 12 February 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that the free movement of capital does not require a Member State (MS) to credit foreign...

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Convention between Germany and USA for the Avoidance of Double Taxation with respect to taxes on estates, inheritances, and gifts

The German Government has issued a consolidated version of the "Convention between the Federal Republic of Germany and the United States of America...

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