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lesleymargaret
10-19-2006, 10:23 PM
I recently read an article which said if when one owner dies and they leave the property to the remaining spouse with "a life interest" then this tax is not paid.

I presume they mean that the tax is paid but only when the remaining spouse dies.

Is this true?

Expert advisor
11-24-2006, 08:26 AM
If the spouse who inherits is going to keep the property as part of his/her wealth for 10 years or more, there is an allowance of 95% of the full quote after the applicable reductions.
As an example, should the assets be valued 100.000 Euros, there is a reduction of 40.000 Euros to the spouse or descendants at Valencia area. So 100.000 Euros � 40.000 Euros = 60.000 Euros. Then 60.000 Euros � 95% = 3.000 Euros.

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