Receivers of inheritances(with tax-registration); characteristics receivers


This table shows statistics about receivers of the inherited wealth of deceased persons. The inheritances are made up for all receivers of inheritances with an tax-registration on the inheritance available.

Because of the revision of the income statistics, there are some remarkable differences between 2010 and 2011. From 2007 until 2010 background characteristics of receivers represent the situation on the 31st of December in that year. From 2011 onwards characteristics from receivers represent the situation on the 1st of January of the given year.

Data available from: 2007.

Status of the figures:

The figures for 2007 to 2015 are final. The figures for 2016 are preliminary.

Changes as of 25 October 2019:
The figures for 2015 are finalized. Figures for 2016 are added.
There is an improved version of the source data. Therefore figures on 2015 are updated.
The publication strategy has been changed. The figures of the most recent year are provisional.

When will new figures be published?
New figures will be published in the second half of 2020.

Receivers of inheritances(with tax-registration); characteristics receivers

Connection with the deceased person Characteristics receiver of inheritance Periods Number of receivers (x 1,000) Gross received inheritanceTotal gross received inheritance (million euros) Gross received inheritanceMedian gross received inheritance (1,000 euros) Tax dueTotal amount of tax due (million euros) Tax dueMean amount of tax due (1,000 euros) Net received inheritanceTotal net received inheritance (million euros) Net received inheritanceMedian net received inheritance (1,000 euros)
Connection with deceased person: total All receivers 2016* 168.4 12,356.2 28.9 1,469.7 8.7 10,886.5 26.4
Connection with deceased person: partner All receivers 2016* 17.3 2,525.3 86.2 33.2 1.9 2,492.1 86.1
Connection with deceased person: parent All receivers 2016* 1.3 44.8 16.2 6.4 4.9 38.3 16.1
Connection with deceased person: child All receivers 2016* 83.6 7,051.7 37.3 752.8 9.0 6,298.9 35.6
Connection with deceased person: grandch All receivers 2016* 9.6 327.6 20.0 50.1 5.2 277.5 20.0
Connection with deceased person: soc org All receivers 2016* 2.4 308.7 32.4 0.0 0.0 308.7 32.4
Connection with deceased person: other All receivers 2016* 54.2 2,098.1 11.3 627.1 11.6 1,471.0 8.6
Source: CBS.
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