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
Probate fees: a new back-door property tax
Inheritance tax

Probate fees: a new back-door property tax

The dramatic rise in probate fees is a sneaky way for the government to tax residential property, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
7 Mar 2017
Would you want your children as landlords?
Personal finance

Would you want your children as landlords?

One alternative to equity release is to gift your home to your children. But beware, says David Prosser – there are several pitfalls.
23 Dec 2016
How to duck death taxes
Personal finance

How to duck death taxes

Your estate might be rather smaller than the Duke of Westminster's, but there are ways you can reduce your inheritance tax bill too. David Prosser exp…
9 Sep 2016
How the Duke of Westminster dodged IHT
Economy

How the Duke of Westminster dodged IHT

When the Duke of Westminster died recently, he left behind a vast estate – much of it exempt from inheritance tax. How so? Simon Wilson explains.
21 Aug 2016
Four ways to cut your IHT bill
Personal finance

Four ways to cut your IHT bill

Natalie Stanton explains how you can manage your finances later in life to ensure your family isn’t charged more than necessary when you die.
12 Aug 2016
Abolish inheritance tax and replace it with something better
Personal finance

Abolish inheritance tax and replace it with something better

Inheritance tax is unfair and full of loopholes, says Merryn Somerset Webb. We should replace it with a gift tax.
18 Apr 2016
Three reasons to value tax privacy
Economy

Three reasons to value tax privacy

High-profile calls to make everyone's tax return public knowledge are a mistake, says Matthew Lynn. We will miss tax privacy once it's gone.
16 Apr 2016
How you can benefit from David Cameron’s tax planning moves
Economy

How you can benefit from David Cameron’s tax planning moves

The number of people liable to pay inheritance tax is getting steadily larger. So if you've not been planning for it, you really should start. John St…
12 Apr 2016
Don’t fall foul of this inheritance-tax trap
Personal finance

Don’t fall foul of this inheritance-tax trap

The seven-year rule inheritance tax rule is well known, says Sarah Moore. But there is also a related 14-year rule which is less widely understood.
30 Oct 2015
The great inheritance-tax giveaway
UK Economy

The great inheritance-tax giveaway

David Cameron’s proposal to reduce inheritance tax on many properties is controversial. But does the way we tax inherited wealth need an overhaul anyw…
17 Apr 2015
Cutting inheritance tax on homes is nuts – it’s just going to make the housing crisis worse
Property

Cutting inheritance tax on homes is nuts – it’s just going to make the housing crisis worse

We need to persuade old people to downsize, and free up family homes for younger people. But the Tories’ latest inheritance tax plan will do exactly t…
17 Mar 2015
Cut inheritance tax to 10% and make everyone pay it
Personal finance

Cut inheritance tax to 10% and make everyone pay it

Slashing inheritance tax would come with two significant benefits, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
22 Oct 2014
A simple solution to inheritance tax
Personal finance

A simple solution to inheritance tax

We get so caught up in fiddling with our a tax system. But as this simple idea for reforming inheritance tax shows, all we really need to do is simpli…
16 Apr 2014
How to avoid inheritance tax
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How to avoid inheritance tax

Merryn Somerset Webb explains how you could avoid paying tax on your estate - and earn yourself a nice long-term income at the same time.
10 Apr 2014
What is inheritance tax?
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What is inheritance tax?

Tim Bennett explains how inheritance tax works, and highlights the main ways you can reduce the bill.
4 Nov 2011
Tax dodge of the week: avoid French inheritance tax
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Tax dodge of the week: avoid French inheritance tax

Whilst French IHT thresholds may look generous, succession laws dating back to Napoleonic times mean that, if you're not careful, the surviving spouse…
26 Nov 2007