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Inheritance Tax 2020/21

Authors: Mark McLaughlin, Iris Wünschmann-Lyall, Chris Erwood, and Stephen Howe

ISBN: 9781526514691

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Edition: 15th

Publication Date: October 2020

Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional

Law As Stated At: 1 March 2021

Inheritance Tax 2020/21

Inheritance Tax 2020/21

Inheritance Tax 2020/21 provides a clearly structured analysis of the major inheritance tax (IHT) provisions together with the tips and planning techniques needed to apply them successfully and to avoid potential pitfalls.

This essential guide to IHT helps you navigate progressively through the complexities of an increasingly difficult subject. It starts with the basic rules and principles before looking at topics in more depth. Whatever your level of expertise and experience, this book will be a valuable addition to your practice library.

Updates for the 2020/21 edition include:

  • IHT simplification - The OTS reports on IHT simplification and the all-party parliamentary group (Inheritance & Intergenerational fairness) report on the reform of IHT
  • IHT relief - Finance Act 2020 provisions for IHT relief in respect of Kindertransport Fund and Windrush
  • Compensation Scheme payments
  • Excluded property etc - Finance Act 2020 changes on additions of offshore property to trusts and the domicile of the settlor
  • Settled property - Finance Act 2020 legislation to provide that transfers between trusts are subject to additional conditions for the purposes of excluded property status
  • HMRC view of 'deliberate' behaviour when considering penalties
  • Child Trust Funds (Amendment) Regulations 2020 and Individual Savings Account (Amendment) Regulations 2020 and their effects

Case law including

  • Shelford & Ors v Revenue and Customs - Double trust/IOU schemes
  • Routier & Anor v Revenue and Customs - Gifts to charities
  • Banks v Revenue and Customs - Political donations
  • Scarle James Deceased, the Estate of v Scarle Marjorie Deceased, the Estate of - Survivorship
  • Land Tribunal's decision in Foster v Revenue and Customs - Land valuation
  • Margaret Vincent v HMRC - Right to occupy
  • Charnley & Hodgkinson Executors of Thomas Gill (deceased) v HMRC - 'Farming' by reference to others

This accessible reference guide has a user-friendly structure with 'signposts' at the beginning of each chapter to summarise key topics and 'focus points' throughout to highlight important issues, as well as numerous worked examples demonstrating how to apply the main principles in practice.

Last update: April 2021

Next update due: July 2021