Family inheritance from abroad

I am British and live in France and am married to a Frenchman. We have two sons who are dual nationals and live in France.
My sisters in the UK who are childless want to put my sons in their wills as their main beneficiaries but are concerned that my sons may have to pay high French inheritance tax, as they would if they inherited from aunts in France. F.G.

You are right to be concerned. If a French tax resident receives an inheritance – whether it is from a French-resident deceased or an British-resident
deceased – they need to declare the value of the inheritance that they receive on a “déclaration de succession”, and ...

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