Pass on up to £950,000 tax-free in 2019-20

As of 6 April, direct descendants can inherit up to £950,000 completely free of inheritance tax from their parents or grandparents thanks to increases in the residence nil-rate band. This tax-free allowance on inherited property has risen from £125,000 to

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Gifts out of income and their benefits to beneficiaries

Giving away surplus income as a gift to family members is often promoted as an excellent way of planning for the future and as a way of reducing liabilities on a person’s estate. But how do the rules regarding gifts

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Smaller estates should not have to file Inheritance Tax paperwork, says Office for Tax Simplification

The Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) has said that smaller and less complex estates should not be subject to the requirement to file Inheritance Tax (IHT) paperwork. The call was part of a review into IHT, which Chancellor Philip Hammond

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IHT review could impact on farmers

The current review of the Inheritance Tax (IHT) system by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) could be of particular relevance for farmers and the landed estate sectors. In its scoping document, the OTS says that the overall aim of

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Chancellor calls for Inheritance Tax review to make regime “fit for purpose”

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has asked the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) to undertake a review of the Inheritance Tax (IHT) system to ensure that it meets the needs of modern households. In a letter to the OTS, an independent

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