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International Probate: Assets in Germany will be found (and taxed) by German Tax Office

Nowhere to hide from the German Finanzamt If the deceased held funds or owned property in Germany, the German Tax Office (Finanzamt) will find out about it and will - most likely - levy German inheritance tax, even if the deceased was not a German national and even if the deceased was not resident in Germany. We have explained the workings of the German Inheritance and Gift Tax Code (Erbschafts- und Schenkungssteuergesetz) here. Executors are…
Bernhard Schmeilzl
July 6, 2016