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Call for radical overhaul of inheritance tax and lifetime gifting

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has recommended sweeping reforms of inheritance tax in a bid to reduce complexity as more people are caught by the tax as house prices soar, but has no proposals to deal with the overly complex residential nil rate band, reports Sara White.

Call for radical overhaul of inheritance tax and lifetime gifting
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Inheritance tax (IHT) applies primarily on death, but also to gifts made to individuals within seven years of death and to lifetime gifts other than to individuals, charities and qualifying political parties.

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