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What does the inheritance tax return include? 

Inheritance tax returns include: 

  • The first and last name of the deceased and the date and place of death;

  • The first and last names of the heirs/legatees, their relationship to the deceased and their national registry number;

  • The civil status of the deceased person, with his or her testamentary dispositions (if applicable);

  • Donations made three years or less before death (except for donations of securities registered in Belgium) if any;

  • The assets of the deceased, i.e. the movable and immovable property that the deceased owned in Belgium or abroad;

  • The deceased's liabilities, i.e. his debts, adding the documents of proof for each debt;

  • Insurances related to the deceased or the usufruct of property.

The tax authorities will therefore have a precise idea of the assets subject to inheritance tax and will then be able to calculate the amounts of inheritance tax based on the value of the estate.

 

Can I draw up the inheritance tax return myself? 

As an heir, you have the right to draw up your inheritance tax return yourself and are therefore not obliged to hire a notary. In general, only one inheritance tax return is drawn up, regardless of the number of declarants. Each declarant must sign it before sending it to the appropriate Legal Security Office.