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The list below is a collection of articles that refer to, mention or discuss Inheritance Tax or IHT

How To Leave Tax-Free Pension Cash To Your Children

Planning to pass on money to children is often a priority for retirement savers - but what’s the best way to do this? Many savers...

No Tax Like Inheritance Tax

There is no tax like Inheritance Tax. It arouses animosity in many people, especially when it has ensnared many families in its ever expanding...

Tax Mistakes That Can Backfire On Expats

International tax is becoming so complicated expats can easily make expensive mistakes about how to safeguard their wealth. One family recently lost their case before...

Executors Face Paying Unforeseen Tax Bills

People acting as executors for family or friends face settling inheritance tax bills out of their own money if settling an estate takes more...

Death Tax Plan Shelved As Parliament Runs Out Of Time

Unpopular plans to increase the cost of probate on a dead person’s estate have been shelved by the government. Justice Secretary Liz Truss pulled the...

Why Doesn’t HMRC Give Anything Back Without A Fight?

It can’t be right that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) knowingly takes more tax from hard working people and families simply by not explaining...

Wealthy Face A Stealth Death Tax To Pay For Probate

Executors of wealthy estates may have to hand over thousands of pounds in probate fees following a review of charges by the Ministry of...

New Rules On How To Split Assets On Divorce For Expats

Countries across Europe are working to end the complicated mish-mash of costly and conflicting divorce and inheritance laws affecting cross-border relationships. The Council of the...

Playing The Generation Game With A Pension

Family Fortunes and The Generation Game are not just light-hearted TV game shows but a necessary part of estate planning with changes to inheritance...

Prince Heads List Of Stars Dying Without A Will

Pop star Prince is the latest in a line of millionaire celebrities to die suddenly without a will. Prince amassed hundreds of millions of dollars...

How Tax For Couples Can Be A Minefield

Tax is becoming is less complicated for singles than couples, so here are a few issues spouses or civil partnerships need to consider. First is...

Tories Keep IHT Election Pledge – Six Years On

Britain’s inheritance laws underwent a huge but not unexpected change in Chancellor George Osborne’s Summer Budget. In a manifesto promise first made before the coalition...

EU Inheritance Law Signals All Change For Expats

Expats living in Spain who have not made a will in their new home are at risk of having their estate distributed against their...

All Change As Pension Freedoms Alter IHT Thinking

A shift in inheritance rules that has accompanied pension freedoms has led to wealthy investors considering a U-turn in the way they hold or...

How Gifting Cash To Band Aid Can Save You Tax

The Band Aid 30 charity single Do They Know It's Christmas is selling ‘like crazy’ according to veteran rocker Bob Geldof. Geldof announced the song...

Why Your Cash Is Better Off In A SEIS

Investing spare cash in a Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) startup company can be hugely more tax effective than keeping the money in a...

Tax Dodger Amnesty Loophole Closed By HMRC

The constant battle raging between clever lawyers and HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has led to the goal posts moving on a tax amnesty...

95,000 Financial Institutions Enlist For FATCA

More than 95,000 financial institutions are listed on the latest Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) list published by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). With...

Gifting And Inheritance Tax

Giving your possessions away before you die to avoid inheritance tax is not as easy as you might think. Gifting comes with one proviso –...

Working Out Your Inheritance Tax Bill

No one wants to pay inheritance tax, but the unavoidable truth is that when some dies and leaves and estate valued at more than...