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I live in NL but am to receive an inheritance from the UK. Will I need to pay tax on the inheritance in the Netherlands?

Hi, I would like to know if you can advise me on inheritance tax. I live in NL but am to receive an inheritance form the UK.
We are not specialized in inheritance tax. However generally inheritance tax is paid in the country where the person who died was living at that time. In the Netherlands additional tax is then not taxed.
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Comments (4)
Comment by marc on Sat, Mar 31st, 2012 at 9:47 PM
my aunt in the netherlands died 13 years ago. the executor refused to show me a copy of the will despite sending me a small amount of money. she indicated that the will is not public. how do i get access to the will and is there a statute of limitations on issues of this type? can you recommend a good attorney or law firm that deals with these types of dutch matters possibly in the united states or in the netherlands.thank you,marc
Comment by arjan enneman on Sun, Apr 22nd, 2012 at 11:44 PM
You can contact a civil notary who can act on your behalf and arrange a copy of the will or you can contact the central will registration ("centraal testamenten register") in writing to request them to inform you whether there is a will and which notary created the will. Together with the request you must include a statement from the municipality (where you aunt died) which confirms the death of your aunt. See also: (in dutch).
Comment by jeanette distelbrink on Sun, Aug 19th, 2012 at 10:27 AM
ik woon in nieuw zeeland. hoe kan ik te weten komen of mijn overleden ouders in nederland een testament hebben achter gelaten? ik ben de enigste nabestaande .
Comment by arjan enneman on Thu, Sep 27th, 2012 at 4:10 PM
de procedure staat beschreven op
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