The Socialist Party has proposed a bill that would allow partners to enter into a second marriage without becoming heirs to one another. Currently, the two spouses in a couple automatically become legitimate heirs upon remarriage, often sparking controversy amongst the existing offspring. The amendment aims to protect the patrimonial interests of children of previous marriages as well as safeguard freedom of choice. Couples who choose this new option must wed under the “separate assets” regime.
The Tax Authority (“AT”) is working to automate IRS filing for taxpayers with dependent children as early as 2018. Last year, automatic IRS filing only benefited taxpayers without dependents. According to the latest “AT” data (2015), taxpayers with dependent children account for over 1.2 million households.