Alain Laurent Verbeke contribution regarding duo-bequests published by De Tijd

21 October 2019

Alain Laurent Verbeke, Partner within the Greenille Private Client practice, recently authored a contribution published by the De Tijd newspaper, commenting on the Flemish Government's recent announcement that it will abolish the inheritance tax regime applicable to so-called duo-bequests.

Alain Laurent Verbeke argues that it is a good idea to abolish the favourable inheritance tax regime of duo-bequest. The charity often serves purely as tax optimisation for the family members. There is little or no question of philanthropy. Technically, it is not a question of tax abuse; morally, it is an abuse of philanthropy. For that reason, Alain feels that the Flemish Government has done well to announce that it is abolishing this inheritance tax regime.

Read the full contribution published by De Tijd

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