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Inheritance tax return made easy

Have one of our experts draft of your inheritance tax return - inheritance made quick and easy!

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We handle everything remotely, anywhere in Belgium. No need for a physical appointment.

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Filing a declaration of inheritance is a compulsory legal procedure, which must be carried out within 4 months of the death. The notary is not obliged to do this: this is why we have created a simple, fast and affordable service.
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The right legal expertise for your situation

All our specialists have a master's degree in law and are succession experts

How does our service work?

Step 1

We organise a free legal consultation

During an initial call or video conference, one of our experts will answer your questions and analyse your situation. He or she will explain our procedure and give you a price that corresponds to your situation.
Step 2

We prepare your estate declaration

Let's get started! Once you have signed our electronic power of attorney, our team will prepare your declaration of inheritance. If you wish, our experts can also take care of the entire inheritance process
Step 3

Your declaration of inheritance is sent to the tax authorities

Once the information has been received, one of our experts will prepare your declaration of inheritance within 7 days, so that it can be sent and validated by the tax authorities. That's it, it's done! You are now assured that all legal obligations have been met.
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Declaration of inheritance

Our team of experts explains everything you need to know about the declaration of inheritance

Your questions about the declaration of inheritance

What is a declaration of inheritance?
Following the death of a Belgian resident, an "declaration of inheritance" must be filed with the tax authorities to allow them to determine the inheritance tax. To this end, the declaration of inheritance must include the liabilities and assets of the deceased. If the deceased was not a Belgian resident but owned one or more properties in Belgium, the heirs must file a "declaration of transfer by death".
Who should file the declaration of succession?
Any heir designated by law (child, spouse, etc.) as well as any heir designated by will who receives the whole or a fraction of the whole estate. If they fail to file a declaration of inheritance, the other persons receiving property from the estate may be asked by the tax authorities to file a declaration of inheritance. In this case, however, the declaration only concerns the property they receive. In practice, the declaration can be filed by one or more heirs/universal legatees together.
Where should the declaration of inheritance be filed?
In principle, the declaration of inheritance must be filed with the inheritance tax office in whose jurisdiction the deceased had his last tax domicile.
How to unblock bank accounts?
When the bank is informed of the death of an account holder, it is obliged to block the use of the deceased's accounts and safes, but often also those of the spouse. This is to guarantee the payment of inheritance tax and any debts of the deceased and/or the heirs. However, upon presentation of supporting documents, certain debts of the deceased (funeral expenses, sickness expenses, rent, etc.) can be paid from the deceased's current account. In order to unblock the deceased's account(s), a ÷"certificate of inheritance" must be submitted to the bank. This document certifies the identity of the heirs and their rights in the estate.
Do I have to go to a notary to declare my estate?
Contrary to popular belief, it is not necessary for a notary to draw up a declaration of inheritance. Indeed, the declaration of succession is not a notarial act, it is a purely and exclusively fiscal declaration, of the same type as the annual tax return. Thus, as Test-Achats points out, the intervention of a notary often entails high costs. The drawing up and filing of the inheritance declaration can be done by anyone. However, due to the technical nature of the matter and the high stakes involved, it is advisable to be assisted by a person with a thorough knowledge of tax and civil law.
What is the deadline for filing the declaration of succession?
The deadline for filing the declaration of inheritance is determined by the place of death and :
  • In Belgium: 4 months from the date of death
  • In other European countries: 5 months
  • Outside Europe: 6 months
If the declaration is not filed in time, each heir is liable to a fine.

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