Inheritance tax and inheritance law in Iran
June 15, 2017
Inheritance taxes are levied at progressive rates depending on the relationship between the deceased and the heir.
- Category I: (first degree heirs) parents, spouse, children, grandchildren
- Category II: (second degree heirs) grandparents, siblings, nieces, nephews
- Category III: (third degree heirs) uncles, aunts, children of uncles and aunts
The taxable inheritance is the gross estate. The whole estate of an Iranian is subject to inheritance tax, regardless of location. Non-Iranians are subject to inheritance tax only on property located in Iran.
A deduction allowance of IRR30 million (US$923) is extended to each first degree heir. First degree heirs who are below 20 years of age or are incapacitated are entitled to the maximum deduction allowance of IRR50 million (US$1,539).
|TAX BASE, IRR (US$)|
|Up to 50 million (US$1,539)|
|50 million – 200 million (US$6,153)|
|200 million – 500 million (US$15,385)|
|Over 500 million (US$15,385)|
|Source: Global Property Guide|