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UK domicile determination and Brussels IV in Spain

You can use Brussels IV to opt for UK succession law to apply to your estate, but could this affect a claim to be non-UK domiciled for UK inheritance tax purposes?

Spanish tax harmonisation – Some possible future guidelines

A tax experts committee has published details on how wealth and succession tax may be harmonised across Spanish regions to reduce the differences.

Record number of renounced inheritances in Spain

Why are 10% of people renouncing their inheritance in Spain? Set up an effective estate plan to protect your heirs from succession tax.

The financial benefits of living in Cyprus

There are many tax advantages to living in Cyprus: special rates for foreign pensions, an exemption for interest in many cases and no inheritance tax.

Estate planning for France. How will succession tax affect your family?

Estate planning in France is complex and succession taxes can be high. Understand how heirs are affected and take steps to protect them.

UK inheritance tax reforms

The residential nil rate band means you can pass more wealth to your family tax-free. It started on 6th April but the domicile reforms were put on hold.

Retiring in the Balearics? Make sure your money lasts as long as you do

Taking the right steps now can help you stretch your retirement income to afford the lifestyle you want in Mallorca or Menorca for as long as you need.

Inheriting pensions in France

A recent case study from one of our Partners in France highlights how important it is for British expatriates to receive pensions advice specifically tailored for their circumstances in France.

How does French succession law impact your family?

France imposes forced heirship, so you cannot freely divide your estate as you wish. You can now use Brussels IV to opt for UK law to apply instead, but this may have unexpected consequences.

Five things you should know about estate planning in Portugal

If you live in Portugal or have Portuguese assets, make sure your estate planning is in order. A good start is getting to know the key features of the Portuguese system and how they might affect you.

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