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If the deceased was resident for tax purposes in France, then all his or her worldwide assets are within the scope of French inheritance tax. Accordingly, even though a beneficiary may not be resident in France, the whole of the estate is liable to French inheritance tax.
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Also, as long as the decedent who transfers the asset by bequest is neither a U.S. citizen nor a foreign national domiciled in the United States, then no U.S. estate tax is imposed on the transfer. The United States does not impose inheritance taxes on the beneficiary's receipt of a bequest, therefore there is no U.S. tax resulting from the death transfer. Finally, the United States also does not impose an income tax on inheritances brought into the United States.
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