The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) have been tasked with carrying out a review of Inheritance Tax (IHT) with a view to simplifying how the tax operates. IHT is perceived to be complicated and currently yields a relatively small amount of tax compared to income tax and national insurance.
There are a number of reliefs and exemptions currently available which may be withdrawn or simplified as a result of the review. It may be necessary to review your Will and plans for passing on your business and estate when the new rules are brought in.
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