Tax on inheritances not yet received

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  • BenutzernameMoneyland User Questions
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My father passed away this year and left me his estate. I haven't yet received the money and am wondering if I have to declare the inheritance on my tax return or if I only need to do this in the year that I actually receive the money.

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Hi there,

For tax puposes, the date on which you become entitled to receive assets is more important than the date on which you actually receive the assets.

Swiss tax returns include a special field in which you can list inheritances which you are entitled to but which have not yet been distributed.

Best regards from Moneyguru

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