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How to claim the Inheritance Tax transferable nil rate band

Inheritance tax paid in instalments

For inheritance tax (IHT), there are potentially two nil rate bands available. The first – the nil rate band – is available to everyone and is set at £325,000 until 5 April 2026. An estate does not have to pay any IHT up to this amount. The second nil rate band is the residence nil … Read more

Paying inheritance tax in instalments

Inheritance Tax

Where inheritance tax is payable on an estate, it must normally be paid by the end of the sixth month after that in which the death occurred. For example, if the deceased died on 22 August 2021, inheritance tax on the estate would be due by 28 February 2022. The six-month deadline does not leave … Read more

Inheritance tax – spouses and civil partners

Deferring your state pension

Inheritance – Special rules apply for inheritance tax purposes to married couples and civil partners. To ensure valuable tax reliefs are not lost, it is beneficial to consider the combined position, rather than dealing with each individual separately. Married couples and civil partners benefit from exemptions that are not available to unmarried couples. Inter-spouse exemption … Read more