Passing on the family home

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New inheritance tax rules for passing on the family home started on 6 April 2017. This new relief should be taken into consideration when drafting your Will to make sure it is tax efficient.

From 6 April 2017 an additional nil rate band of £100,000 is now available on death where your residence is left to direct descendants. This is in addition to the normal £325,000 nil rate band and will increase over the next 4 years to £175,000 in 2020. This additional relief is however restricted if your assets exceed £2 million. The rules are fairly complicated but your personal circumstances should be reviewed to ensure that you take advantage of all the relief that you are entitled to.

This information is courtesy of 2020

As with all of our tax tips and web pages this information is necessarily summarised and of a general nature.  If you would like detailed specific advice please contact us.

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