Taxes after death – what tax demands ensue after someone dies?
For heirs, tax consequences after someone dies are often unexpected – whether these are the deceased’s tax debts as of the date of death or the tax demands of the tax office toward the heirs. It can be helpful to clarify the financial circumstances in advance.
Exemption from inheritance tax and gift taxes in Switzerland
Each canton has different tax rules for inheritance, legacies and gifts. You can save rather a lot of money if you know the tax exemptions and reductions. So it is worth taking a look at the regulations for your canton.
Inheritance tax in Switzerland – an overview of the cantons
In Switzerland, the cantons and municipalities can set and collect their own taxes. One of these cantonal taxes is inheritance tax. These can vary greatly from canton to canton.