Introduction Estate planning

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. – Benjamin Franklin

Packing your bags and relocating to another country or establishing a company in a low-tax jurisdiction are excellent solutions to reduce your personal or corporate income tax burden. However, these steps are often insufficient to minimise the total tax burden. What really matters is that, if you are really determined to minimise your overall tax burden, more is needed. And that’s exactly how this topic of Estate Planning structures ties in with the concept of death and its accompanying taxes.

Most present inheritance systems in developed countries are totally unsuitable for the current more modern family situations. In other words, most of us have to do it with an outdated inheritance system. Luckily, you can always decide to self-design your own inheritance system for your legacy with the available international structures.

If you want to divide your assets, taking into account your complex family situation, then the estate planning structures discussed in this topic may be a solution. It’s possible to transfer your assets into a stable estate planning structure in such a way that you know the money is safe and used appropriately, even after you die.

The additional benefit of such an estate planning structure, besides stability, is the low-tax environment, which means you can avoid inheritance taxes in a completely legal way.

Several countries, which are listed below, offer splendid estate planning structures. Do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss your situation in order to create a solution which is tailored to your needs and family situation.

Low-tax countries offering trust solutions

Low-tax countries offering Hybrid Company solutions

Mauritius

Low-tax countries offering solutions for Foundation

Low-tax countries offering Banking secrecy