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Guide to Inheritance Laws and Taxes in France 2019

Thursday 07 March 2019

We are pleased to announce the latest release of our free 26-page guide to French inheritance laws and taxes.

France has some of the toughest inheritance laws and taxes in Europe, with entrenched inheritance rights to children and a top rate of tax of 60%.

Nevertheless, as is frequently the case in France, there are steps that you can take to ameliorate the legal constraints and reduce your potential inheritance tax bill.

Two popular options are to adopt the laws of your own nationality through a Will and to use 'assurance vie' to reduce your tax liability and obtain greater testamentary freedom.

You can read about all the laws, the taxes, the options available, and how to make an inheritance tax declaration, in the latest release of our guide using the clickable links below.

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