Estate Planning for Dummies

For those who think that estate planning is all about avoiding or minimising the inheritance tax. It is that as well but much more. Estate Planning is also about planning for young children about making sure that what you have goes to who you want, about making sure that the children do not get your estate too early about defusing family conflicts about managing your ...

Estate Planning with Wills

A Will is a useful tool for tax planning, in fact, it is the first and last tool for tax and estate planning. Getting your Will right is important Since no inheritance tax is due on the family home between husband and wife and between registered partners, it can be advantageous to leave the family home in full to your spouse or partner. But then ...

Estate Planning with Gifts

For Belgians, gifts have always been a favourite way of planning their estate. What you do not have anymore cannot attract inheritance tax. In Belgium, one way of planning one’s estate is to make gifts during one’s lifetime. If gift tax is paid, no further inheritance tax will be due. Gift tax is due on all gifts before a notary. However, it is not obligatory ...