How can you avoid paying inheritance tax?
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How can you avoid paying inheritance tax?

Middle-class families are being trapped by a tax designed for the rich reports Alex Rankine. He explains ways which inheritance tax (IHT) can be avoid…
12 Aug 2021
“Raise inheritance tax”, says the OECD. Governments won’t need to be told twice
Chancellor Rishi Sunak holds press conference on 2021 Budget on March 3, 2021 in London, England
Inheritance tax

“Raise inheritance tax”, says the OECD. Governments won’t need to be told twice

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development is urging its members to increase their inheritance taxes. Saloni Sardana looks at what the …
18 May 2021
Inheritance tax: how your pension can help you plan your estate
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Pensions

Inheritance tax: how your pension can help you plan your estate

Pensions can help you minimise your family’s potential inheritance-tax bill. David Prosser explains how.
12 May 2021
Inheritance tax bills are set to rise – will you be caught out?
Inheritance tax
Inheritance tax

Inheritance tax bills are set to rise – will you be caught out?

The number of people who actually pay inheritance tax is very small. But more and more estates are set to be dragged into its net, says David Prosser.…
30 Apr 2021
How to minimise your inheritance tax bill
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Inheritance tax

How to minimise your inheritance tax bill

Fiscal drag will ensure that more people pay inheritance tax. Here’s how to minimise your bill.
16 Mar 2021
Mind the inheritance-tax trap when transferring your pension
Pensions

Mind the inheritance-tax trap when transferring your pension

Transferring your pension could incur inheritance tax for your heirs, says David Prosser.
9 Sep 2020
Are you due a refund on your inheritance tax bill?
Inheritance tax

Are you due a refund on your inheritance tax bill?

If you’ve paid inheritance tax recently, you may well be due some of your money back. Here’s how to tell
23 Jun 2020
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How to navigate the probate process
Personal finance

How to navigate the probate process

Death can create a great deal of paperwork. Here’s what to do if you need to apply for probate.
15 Jun 2020
Pass on your pension without paying inheritance tax
Personal finance

Pass on your pension without paying inheritance tax

The 2015 pension reforms make it easier for you to ensure your heirs avoid inheritance tax when you die
29 Jan 2020
The return of the wealth tax
Economy

The return of the wealth tax

The changing political climate, particularly in the US, has put the idea of wealth taxes back on the agenda. But does this make economic sense?
9 Nov 2019
One example of the madness of our inheritance tax rules
Personal finance

One example of the madness of our inheritance tax rules

Our system of inheritance tax is needlessly complicated, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Here, she outlines one way in which the well-off could save over £…
14 Oct 2019
Prepare for big changes to inheritance tax
Tax

Prepare for big changes to inheritance tax

Inheritance tax – Britain’s most detested tax – is set for an overhaul.
17 Jul 2019
Boris Johnson and the sugar tax
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Boris Johnson and the sugar tax

Our probable new prime minister wants to scrap the levy on sugary drinks introduced by some of his predecessors. Would that be a good move?
13 Jul 2019
Inheritance tax: just abolish the entire thing
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Inheritance tax: just abolish the entire thing

Why not abolish inheritance tax and replace it with a gift tax on the recipients of unearned cash – wherever it comes from?
11 Jul 2019
Passing on your pension when you die
Tax

Passing on your pension when you die

Your pension can be a valuable part of inheritance-tax planning, says David Prosser.
3 Apr 2019
Inheritance tax fears for pensions
Personal finance

Inheritance tax fears for pensions

A landmark court case could bring certain pensions under the inheritance tax umbrella.
2 Nov 2018
Beware: executors are liable for inheritance tax
Personal finance

Beware: executors are liable for inheritance tax

Make sure you’re up to date on the responsibilities that come with being an executor before you agree to take on the role.
1 Jun 2018
A foolproof way to avoid inheritance tax. Or is it?
Personal finance

A foolproof way to avoid inheritance tax. Or is it?

It is possible to pass on a lot of money to your heirs and pay no inheritance tax. But the plan has some rather large flaws, says Merryn Somerset Webb…
14 May 2018
Tax the living, not the dead
UK Economy

Tax the living, not the dead

We should abolish inheritance tax, says Merryn Somerset Webb, and replace it with a gift tax, paid at the recipient’s tax rate.
1 May 2018
Brace yourself for the painful blow of IHT
Personal finance

Brace yourself for the painful blow of IHT

HMRC doesn’t make paying an inheritance-tax bill easy, says Ruth Jackson. Make sure you know how the process works.
6 Apr 2018
Passing on the perks
Personal finance

Passing on the perks

Private pensions can be a good way of sheltering assets from inheritance tax. David Prosser explains.
6 Apr 2018
Investments that help cut inheritance tax
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Investments that help cut inheritance tax

Investing in companies that qualify for business property relief can reduce costs when your estate is passed on. Richard Beddard selects seven of the …
26 May 2017