Inheritance Tax

Hepworth sculpture donated to public

Arts in lieu of tax nets public £50m worth of artefacts

Letters written by Charles Darwin and lyrics written by John Lennon are among £50m haul

15 Nov 2013

Saffery Champness lands HMRC heritage expert

Mick Downs joins Safferys after nearly 20 years at HMRC

14 Feb 2013

Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt (Photo - DCMS)

Government to freeze IHT threshold to pay for care

The health secretary is to hold the inheritance tax threshold for several years, in order to pay for improved social care for the elderly

11 Feb 2013

Advisers seek £30,000 tax fighting fund

Francis Clark seeks to raise funds to take Pawson case to the Court of Appeal

06 Feb 2013

Knee + jerk = government's tax strategy

Conflicting signals and back-tracking are the biggest sins that a government can commit when it comes to tax, says Andy White

12 Jun 2012

Tax simplification: Not so simple

The Office of Tax Simplification has made some progress, but government has so far shied away from radical reforms to the tax system

28 Mar 2012

Don't overlook these tax reliefs

Make sure your clients are aware of these important but less well-know, tax reliefs

08 Dec 2011

Charitable giving

CIoT chairman of succession planning Martyn Gowar looks at changes to inheritance tax

12 Sep 2011

Tribunal ruling to extend farmer's relief

HMRC has said it will not appeal a tribunal decision to allow agricultural relief for farmhouses

19 Aug 2011

OECD economist proposes 'revolutionary' property tax

Pier Carlo Padoan calls for property tax based on market values

21 Jul 2011

Inheritance tax consultation hopes to boost donations

Government plans to boost legacy giving may be furthered with a consultation on the inheritance tax break incentive

13 Jun 2011

HMRC carried out 10,000 IHT investigations, firm claims

HMRC investigated almost 10,000 inheritance tax claims last year, UHY Hacker Young have claimed

06 Jun 2011

Family businesses "unaware of tax liabilities"

One-third of family-run SMEs are unaware of their IHT and CGT liabilities, according to a PxC report

06 Jun 2011

Budget2011: Inheritance tax divides the experts

Inheritance tax changes in today's budget have divided experts, with some welcoming the revisions and others arguing government is avoiding the issue of reform.

23 Mar 2011

Courts open up tax advisers to negligence claims

Protection afforded trust tax advisers has dissipated after new court ruling

17 Mar 2011

Give and take

Government plans will do little to help charities without changes to tax law

11 Feb 2011

IR35 and income tax/NI top advisers' bugbears

Office of Tax Simplification roadshow events highlight advisers' and SMEs' main issues with the UK's tax system

27 Jan 2011

Disclosure rules could halt IHT avoidance schemes

From April, HMRC will require families to disclose property placed in trust as a means of avoiding inheritance tax

13 Dec 2010

Think tank's tax shake-up gets cool reception

Profession highlights flaws in the Institute for Fiscal Studies sweeping tax reform paper

11 Nov 2010

Wine investors must beware IHT misunderstanding

Wine investors missold how inheritance tax rules work on their purchases

05 Oct 2010

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