Inheritance Tax


IHT timebomb looms for London homeowners after house price surge

Some 250,000 pensioners in London are set to pass on crippling inheritance tax bills to their beneficiaries as a result of the capital's property boom.

Inheritance Tax | 15 Apr 2014

Wealthy Britons in the dark over inheritance tax rules

Wealthy Britons risk leaving their loved ones with an unexpected tax bill after a new report revealed less than half are aware of the inheritance tax threshold.

Tax | 17 Feb 2014

BLOG: Legacy donations can help reduce your inheritance tax burden

Leaving a legacy donations is an effective way to do good as well as reduce the inheritance tax burden on your family, writes solicitor Lauren Killilea.

Wills | 31 Jan 2014

Moving abroad: your essential guide

According to the Office for National Statistics, 400 Brits leave the UK every day to start a life on foreign shores, whether for work or retirement.

Savings | 30 Oct 2013

Brits inherited £75bn between 2008 and 2010

UK adults collectively inherited £75bn between 2008 and 2010, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

Tax | 29 Oct 2013

How to reduce your tax bill

Less tax should mean higher returns for you and your beneficiaries.

Tax | 25 Oct 2013

HMRC crackdown: how to protect your offshore assets

If you hold assets offshore, a crackdown on tax evaders who use overseas havens to hide money could leave your loved ones open to the risk of receiving an unexpected tax bill on your death.

Tax | 23 Oct 2013

IHT planning: what assets can go in a trust?

The tax benefits of writing life insurance in a trust have been widely publicised, but other assets can also benefit from this type of proetection.

Tax | 27 Sep 2013

Inheritance tax receipts rose 8% in 2012-13

The Treasury pocketed over £3.1bn in inheritance tax receipts in 2012-2013, an 8% increase compared to the previous tax year, Office for National Statistics figures show.

Inheritance Tax | 31 Jul 2013

How to celebrate no longer working for the taxman...

To celebrate Tax Freedom Day, follow these essential steps and make sure your tax arrangements are in the best possible shape.

Tax | 30 May 2013

Public 'let down' as government rejects regulation of will-writing

The Government has rejected proposals to regulate the practice of will-writing, despite a 'compelling case' for it.

Tax | 15 May 2013

How to keep the taxman away from your life insurance payout

Bereaved families are being hit with inheritance tax bills totalling up to £177m due to the way life insurance policies are being paid out, data from HM Revenue & Customs show.

Inheritance Tax | 10 May 2013
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Number of families seeking inheritance tax advice rises

More families than ever are seeking advice on cutting their inheritance tax (IHT) bills as increasing numbers are falling into the tax net.

Inheritance Tax | 01 May 2013
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Taxpayers to part with £4.6bn in 'unnecessary' tax in 2013

UK taxpayers will pay HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) £4.6bn more than they need to this year, according to a report.

Tax | 12 Mar 2013

Act now or miss out: seven top year-end tax tips

Follow these essential steps and make sure your tax arrangements are in the best possible shape before the end of the tax year.

Tax | 11 Mar 2013

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