The Inheritance Tax (IHT) collected by HMRC for the year June 2016 to May 2017 saw an increase of 9% on the previous year, rising to over £5 billion for the first time. According to law firm Wilsons, this is attributed to rising property values and the freezing of the basic Inheritance Tax allowance, which … Continue reading Are You Affected by Inheritance Tax?
Currently, Inheritance tax is paid if a person’s estate (their property, money and possessions) is over £325,000. This is known as the inheritance tax threshold. Any assets that are above this amount incur an Inheritance Tax charge of 40%. Married couples or civil partners are able to double their allowance up to £650,000 before tax … Continue reading Family Home Allowance – The New Inheritance Tax Relief