It can be complicated to understand inheritance tax. This will help you to make sure you get everything you are entitled to. Although the amount due can vary depending on who you are, effective planning will ensure that it is minimal.

What is Inheritance tax?

IHT, also known as IHT, is a tax that you pay on all your valuables when you die. You can have any property or possessions that are of value, such as jewelry, art, cars, and savings. You can learn more about inheritance charge in the UK. It currently says that the estate of a person must exceed 325,000 to be subject to inheritance tax.

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Who is liable to pay IHT?

Usually, the legal representative of the deceased will be required to pay the liability. They usually have six months to pay the liability. Trustees and anyone responsible for trust assets (including money and land) will also be liable.

If it takes longer than six months for all details to be finalized, an estimate can be made so that dues can be paid immediately. You pay an early payment so that you can pay any outstanding interest later on. If you have to pay more than the amount you agreed to, you will receive the interest on the excess.

Exemption from IHT

Sometimes your property may be greater than the threshold, but you can still be exempt. These are the circumstances:

Donated to Partner – No liability if your spouse or partner is permanently living in the UK.

Charities – Any gifts to charities, universities or clubs, museums, and the national trust are exempt.

Annual Exemption – You can usually give away as much as 3,000 annually in inheritance tax-free. This is called the annual exemption.