Support through your will
Do you want to support African families and their animals, even if you’re not here anymore? If you include Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium in your will, then you invest in their future.
How do you include Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium in your will?
State in your will that you bequeath all or part (percentage) of your possessions to Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium, rue de la Charité 22, 1210 Brussels (company registration number 0442.168.263). You can create an authentic, self-written or international testament. It is best to have a self-written testament registered through a notary, to avoid loss or misunderstandings. You do not have a notary yet? Find a notary near you.
“Included as an heir”
I just included Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium as an heir in my will. Good work deserves all the help it can get! This way they can continue to exist and help poor people and animals in need.
(Nathalie Van der M.)
With a general bequest, you bequeath all of your estate to one or more persons or organizations. If you want to bequeath all of your estate to Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium, you will make Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium as your general beneficiary.
Bequest under general title
With a bequest under general title, you give a part of your estate to one or more people or organizations. For example, you can give a certain percentage of your estate or your bank accounts to Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium.
Do you want to give specific assets to Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium? For example, with a specific bequest, you can decide to give a certain sum of money, a specific house or the contents of your securities account to Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium.
With a duo legacy, you can give part of your estate to Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium and make sure that there is more left for your other heirs. Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium pays all inheritance rights, including those of the other heirs. An interesting solution for all beneficiaries, because with a duo legacy you save a lot of inheritance taxes. However, this formula has been abolished for the Flemish region (more info below).
In the case of a dual legacy (regardless of the region), you are therefore strongly advised to consult your notary. They will be able to advise you according to your situation, in order to draw up your will in a way that corresponds as closely as possible to your wishes.
It is important in that case that the bequest to the benefit of Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium is large enough (about 50%) to bear all inheritance taxes and costs. Otherwise, we must refuse the inheritance and the benefit to your other heirs disappears.
If you live in the Flemish Region and have planned a joint legacy, this applies to you.
For deaths occurring in the Flemish Region from 1 July 2021 onwards, the duo bequest no longer applies, even for wills registered before this date. The tax advantage is therefore abolished.
The dual legacy remains possible, but it is technically complicated and requires the assistance of a notary. You are always advised to include a subsidiary provision if you have a dual legacy.
A zero rate will be introduced for donations and legacies to charity. Moreover, the concept of ‘inheritance from friends’ will also become possible (for an amount of maximum € 15,000 that is gifted to a ‘friend’, the inheritance tax will be reduced from 25% to 3%).
If your will containing a duo bequest is not modified, there is a good chance that the good cause will have to refuse this bequest because the inheritance tax will be too high. Part of your inheritance may therefore go to someone else (for example, a legal heir or another person not included in your will).
It is strongly recommended that you consult your notary before 1 July 2021. He will be able to advise you according to your situation in order to adapt your will as best as possible to your wishes.