How to Collect the US Account of a Deceased Foreigner

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How to Collect the US Account of a Deceased Foreigner

We help a LOT of non-US heir collect their US inheritance.

So, for example

  • Aunt Barbara was a UK citizen, and lived/died in Spain
  • But she had a few US bank and brokerage accounts >$200k
  • How do Barbara’s nieces and nephews legally get their US inheritance?

In this high-level summary, we’ll describe:

  1. Step 1: Go to local probate court
  2. Step 2: Go to US probate court
  3. Step 3: Get US tax clearance

And lastly, I’ll describe a few of the seemingly simply tasks that can cause surprisingly long delays

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How Does US Estate Tax Work for Foreigners and Nonresident Aliens 956x 538

How Does US Estate Tax Work for Foreigners and Nonresident Aliens?

If a foreigner or non-resident alien died owning US accounts, the estate may owe US estate tax.

Any US bank or brokerage will need proof of tax clearance before they can release any funds to you.

Let’s talk about:

When does US estate tax apply?
How much is US estate tax?
What are the steps to get US estate tax clearance?

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How to Probate a Will Out-of-State with Maureen Pritchard

Anthony shares the mic with his friend, Maureen Pritchard, a probate and estate attorney. Estates are always an issue to families of a decedent, and to clear things up in this area, Maureen shares her expertise with us. Listen as she answers common questions regarding probate and the decedent’s estate.