Taxation of Inherited Money Coming to Israel from Abroad

Isn’t taxation of inheritance in Israel a long-forgotten practice? The answer is complicated. Inheritance tax was cancelled in Israel many years ago, but such a tax still exists in many countries. What does this mean for inheritance funds that Israelis received from relatives and acquaintances abroad? Does this money need to be reported to the…

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French Foreign Legal Opinion

A French resident passes away, and their estate contains property in Israel. What will happen to their property? How can the beneficiaries receive it and what actions must they take? In order to prove their right to the inheritance, the beneficiaries must provide a French foreign legal opinion, drafted by an expert in French law.…

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Interpreting the intention of a will

Interpreting the intention of a will enables a judge to determine the testator’s intention in a case where it is subject to disagreement. An attorney specializing in writing wills will try to convey the testator’s intentions unequivocally in the will itself. But there is nothing to prevent an inheritor or other interested party from contesting…

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Foreign legal opinion — Panama

A foreign expert legal opinion for Panama is required by an Israeli court in a number of situations; for example, regarding the inheritance of a foreign resident of Panama who left property in Israel. In this article, attorneys from our office answer the questions of what is a foreign legal opinion, when does an opinion…

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Australian foreign legal opinion

To inherit the property of a person who passed away in a different country than the one where the property is located, a foreign expert legal opinion is often needed. The legal opinion is submitted by a foreign law expert, who is proficient in the laws of the foreign country. Which cases require an Australian…

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Canadian foreign legal opinion

A Canadian resident passes away, and it turns out that her estate contains property in Israel. The question arises, what will happen to the property? How can her beneficiaries receive it? What actions must they take? This article by the attorneys from our office addresses the issue of foreign legal opinions on Canadian wills and…

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South-African Legal Opinion

There are issues on which the Israeli courts refer to foreign legal opinions. A South-African legal opinion is referred to in cases involving labor law, real estate law, wills and inheritances, enforcement of foreign judgments, and more, relating to South-African law. Foreign Expert Legal Opinion – Labor Law For example, in Choppy Sea Treading Ltd…

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US expert legal opinion

When a petition for probate or succession is submitted in Israel to the Inheritance Registrar regarding a person who was a foreign resident (living outside of Israel) at the time of death, it is necessary to attach a foreign legal opinion. If the deceased was a foreign resident living in the USA, then an American…

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Estate Planning in Israel

Estate planning in Israel refers to the process that determines how an individual’s assets and financial obligations will be managed and distributed in the case of incapacitation or death. All issues regarding estate planning in Israel are regulated by the Ministry of Justice. Basic Steps for Estate Planning in Israel  The most basic step of…

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