Treasury Bags Record £2.6bn Inheritance Tax in 13 Weeks

Published / Last Updated on 22/08/2023

HMRC has released figures showing that record inheritance tax receipts were collected in 13 weeks with June 23 having records receipts and July 23 also up by 6% compared to last year.

This represents a 10% overall increase in receipts for April to July 2023 compared to the same period in 2022.  We suggest this time next year, we could be hitting £8bn to £10bn per year in IHT payments.

Why is the UK IHT bill going up?

The inheritance tax allowance of £325,000 was increased from £312,000 on 6 April 2009.  This means the IHT nil rate band has been frozen for over 14 years now and will keep allowances frozen until at least 5 April 2028.  That’s a staggering 19 years of higher taxes on death.  Disgusting.  You work hard, you save hard to buy a property and pay your mortgage, you finally get there, and they tax you on death.

It is time to fight back:

Inheritance tax is legally the only tax that you can mitigate i.e., plan to reduce and even get it down to nil.

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