Taxpayer Victory: Tribunal Grants Inheritance Tax Relief to Livery

Business Property Relief (BPR) can exempt assets from Inheritance Tax (IHT) on the basis that they were used in a genuine business, assuming all other qualifying criteria is met. It is not available where the business activity is wholly or predominantly holding investments. In The Estate of Maureen W Vigne (deceased) v HMRC [2017], HMRC … Continue reading Taxpayer Victory: Tribunal Grants Inheritance Tax Relief to Livery

Your Redundant Farm Building could be Restricting your Inheritance Tax Relief

Agricultural Property Relief (APR), if obtained, allows an individual to pass on agricultural property, either in their Will or during their lifetime, free of Inheritance Tax (IHT). Business Property Relief (BPR) reduces the IHT payable on a wider class of qualifying business assets when they are left in a Will or passed on during lifetime. … Continue reading Your Redundant Farm Building could be Restricting your Inheritance Tax Relief

Estate Planning and Farmhouses

Most land owners are aware of Agricultural Property Relief (APR) and could be forgiven for thinking that this means there is no risk of their Estate paying Inheritance Tax. Unfortunately there have been cases where the HM Revenue & Customs have successfully challenged claims for APR and the rules are complicated. This is particularly true … Continue reading Estate Planning and Farmhouses

Will Your Farm Buildings Still Qualify As Agricultural Property?

As you may be aware, a new amendment to planning laws in England allows farm buildings to be re-developed into dwellings in certain circumstances, without requiring special planning permission. Good news for farmers, you might think, but beware! The effect is that farming families could be caught for extra Inheritance Tax on outbuildings that they … Continue reading Will Your Farm Buildings Still Qualify As Agricultural Property?

Renewable Energy: Beware The IHT Implications!

For landowners looking to secure income through renewable energy development, a key decision is whether to go it alone and install and operate the project themselves, or simply to lease the land to a developer. But the two options have very different tax consequences from the perspective of capital taxes. The major concern for most … Continue reading Renewable Energy: Beware The IHT Implications!