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Inheritance Tax

Inheritance Tax Changes

The recent Budget introduced important changes for inheritance tax (IHT). As from 6 April 2017, a main residence nil rate band will be introduced. The allowance will be £100,000 for the year 2017-2018 rising to £175,000 in the year 2020-2021 and is available, in addition to a current...

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Probate

Taking Practical Steps to Prepare

How can you make life simpler for your family when the inevitable happens and you are no longer there to help? Here are some practical suggestions. The death of a loved one is undeniably a very difficult time, and  Estates vary significantly in respect of both value and complexity. It does not,...

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Inheritance Tax

Spanish Inheritance Tax Refunds

A ruling of the European Court of Justice in September 2014 found that the Spanish Inheritance Tax system is discriminatory to non-residents of Spain and in breach of EU law. This has opened the door for thousands of British people (and other nationalities too!) to claim a refund of the Spanish...

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Inheritance Tax

Inheritance Tax

Inheritance tax (IHT) is a tax paid on your death based on the value of what you own at the date of your death. Everything that you own is collectively called your ‘estate’. This includes your house, your personal possessions, money in the bank and anything in which you have an interest, such...

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