Trust foundation allows medium-sized companies flexible succession planning

The dual foundation is a smart one for business succession and retirement planning. In this case, the shareholder-managing director of a GmbH transfers a large part of the company shares without voting rights and tax-neutrally to a charitable trust foundation. The remaining GmbH shares, equipped with voting and profit participation rights, are transferred to a […]

Post-mortem allowance Succession planning and pension provision

An advisor to private wealth clients is familiar with “anticipated inheritance.” Every ten years, the usual allowances for spouses and children – via chain gifts also from grandparents to grandchildren can be used. What is less well known is that this inheritance tax ten-year rule can also be applied after death. This also multiplies the […]

Company Succession: Generation Change in Family Businesses

How to ensure the continuity Germany, the country of medium-sized companies, owner-managed family businesses and difficult company succession. There is hardly a country that boasts as much about the strength of its middle class as Germany. At the same time, however, despite all the pride in the middle class, no other “social class” is asked […]

Generation consultants, succession planners and financial planners together with initiators in conflict with the Legal Services Act

For decades there has been the training as Financial-Planner (financial planner), Estate-Planner (succession planner) and for some years now as Generation Consultant with IHK certificate. Surely only the trainers will make money from this for the time being. At second glance, it is a guide to the violation of the Legal Services Act (RDG) and […]

Planning ahead

The charitable trust foundation can be an effective solution for medium-sized entrepreneurs – especially in the case of liquidity bottlenecks and inheritance law. Almost completely unnoticed by the entire public, a fundamental reform of the inheritance and gift tax is imminent in 2007. This is like a time bomb for the entire middle class, because […]

Anticipated succession: Gift allowances can be used more than once

Gifts inter vivos are also taxed like inheritances – both are regulated in the same law, the Inheritance Tax Act: When assets are transferred, the inheritance tax allowances of 307,000 euros for the spouse, 205,000 euros for children and children of deceased children and 51,200 euros for other grandchildren – every 10 years – are […]

What are acquisition brokerage, investment advice, financial portfolio management, financial planning, investment brokerage and prospectus liability?

Investment brokerage: Investment brokerage (also called acquisition brokerage, especially in the insurance sector) is the pure brokering of a third party’s investment (no products created by the client). What is owed is the provision of information and the execution of the mediation, but no advice. The investor has a limited expectation here, because he only […]

Professional financial planning

This way you will have your 2006 income and expenses safely under control!   Building a Comprehensive Financial Plan Professional private financial planning allows asset owners to answer many questions about their financial circumstances and private retirement planning. Financial planning identifies gaps in provision that may arise in retirement and helps to uncover and eliminate […]

Life insurance companies and foundations from Liechtenstein, Bermuda, Switzerland and Papua New Guinea

– When structures for asset protection and succession planning are ineffective – Banks and insurance companies, as well as financial advisors from Germany and abroad, are praising foreign camouflage constructions via prospectuses and appraisals. This should make it practically possible for assets of 100,000 euros or more to constitute a secure succession arrangement by circumventing […]

Doubling of the tax burden due to private and occupational pensions

– When Social security and tax administration charge the citizen twice ? – The Regional Social Court of Rhineland-Palatinate (LSG Rheinland-Pfalz, judgement of 03.12.2015, ref. L 5 KR 84/15) ruled that when reinvesting the capital benefit of a company direct insurance by purchasing a private immediate annuity, compulsory contributions to the statutory health (GKV) and […]