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Pre Budget Report 2007 - Inheritance Tax

Any assets passing on death to a spouse or civil partner normally qualify for spouse exemption and no inheritance tax is payable. However, each individual is entitled to a nil rate band allowance (currently £300,000) and, essentially in this scenario, the nil rate band on the first death goes unused. With the use of tax planning Wills, there have been various ways in which the first nil rate band could be rescued.

 

 

Date: 10th October, 2007
Author: Lisa Spearman

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