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.
To discuss actions that you can take with inheritance tax planning including helping you to understand how to save/reduce IHT contact us: