Inheritance


Lucky Germany?

Shannon Roberts | 03 October 2012

With the number of people dying with no children or relatives on the rise, Germany is facing a potentially lucrative conundrum.  The State is proving the only heir for a growing number of deceased persons.  If this becomes an increasing trend in European countries, could it potentially help taxpayers out of some of their budget woes?

 

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