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

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 inheritance Total gross received inheritance (million euros) Gross received inheritance Median gross received inheritance (1,000 euros) Tax due Total amount of tax due (million euros) Tax due Mean amount of tax due (1,000 euros) Net received inheritance Total net received inheritance (million euros) Net received inheritance Median 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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Table description


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 2016 are final.

Changes as of 17 September 2020:
The figures for 2016 are depicted as final, without any update. A more recent version of the source data was not available, therefore the last received source data was used to make 2016 figures final.

When will new figures be published?
New figures about 2017 and 2018 will be published in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Description topics

Number of receivers
Number of receivers that inherited wealth of a deceased person with a tax-registration on inheritances available in the year of publication.
Gross received inheritance
Total gross received inheritance
The total gross received inheritance is the inherited wealth before deduction of tax.

Median gross received inheritance
The medain gross received inheritance is the median amount of gross inherited wealth.
Ranking inheritances from high to low, the median is equal to the wealth of the central inheritance. Half of the gross inheritances is higher, the other half is lower.
Tax due
Total amount of tax due
Total sum of the amount of taxes due on received inheritances.

Mean amount of tax due
Mean amount of tax due on received inheritances.

Net received inheritance
Total net received inheritance
The total net received inheritance is the gross inherited wealth minus the amount due to taxes.

Median net received inheritance
The median net received inheritance is the median amount of gross inherited wealth minus the amount due to taxes
Ranking inheritances from high to low, the median is equal to the wealth of the central inheritance. Half of the nett inheritances is higher, the other half is lower.