IHT reporting requirements – What’s changed?

IHT reporting requirements – What’s changed?

On 1 January 2022, changes to Inheritance Tax (IHT) reporting requirements came into force via The Inheritance Tax (Delivery of Accounts) (Excepted Estates) (Amendment) Regulations 2021. The changes themselves are fairly technical in nature. To go into too much detail

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Probate & Estates: Common misconceptions

Probate & Estates: Common misconceptions

Despite the fact that many of us will, unfortunately, need to navigate Probate in our lifetime, misconceptions about the process are common. After all, why would you concern yourself with it before you need to? Whilst a fair point, misunderstanding

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Tax Day 2021; What can we expect?

Tax Day 2021; What can we expect?

Just weeks after the Chancellor’s Spring Budget, the Treasury will hold what is being dubbed ‘Tax Day’ on 23 March. A raft of consultations which relate to tax policy, but that do not impact upon Government finances, will be released

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Probate applications drop during lockdown

Probate applications drop during lockdown

HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has revealed, to probate practitioners, that the volume of probate applications has fallen during lockdown. Normally, they would receive around 5,000-6,000 submissions a week. Since the lockdown was imposed, however, numbers have halved –

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2020 Budget: Key announcements from Rishi Sunak’s first Budget

2020 Budget: Key announcements from Rishi Sunak’s first Budget

Rishi Sunak delivered his first 2020 Budget on Wednesday 11th March. This came only weeks after he took over the role of Chancellor from Sajid Javid. Raring and ready to ‘get things done’, Mr. Sunak promised a speech that would

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Probate sub-registries closing doors throughout the UK

Probate sub-registries closing doors throughout the UK

In a push to modernise the legal system, the Government are closing the doors of probate sub-registries throughout the UK. Probate sub-registries closing down On 31 January alone, a total of 18 probate sub-registries closed down including Peterborough, Norwich and

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Civil partnerships and tax

Civil partnerships and tax

Mixed-sex couples in England and Wales have been able to register their intent to enter civil partnerships since 2 December 2019. This follows former Prime Minister, Theresa May’s announcement in October 2018, that the law would change. At time of

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