IHT: Clampdown by HMRC on IHT avoidance

Inheritance tax seems to be an area that tax scheme providers are targeting more and more as this particular tax appears to attract those taxpayers who wish to entertain tax avoidance activity. So it’s the perfect combination of supply and demand!

However, HMRC are focused on closing loopholes that allow some tax avoidance schemes to fall off the radar. Several schemes in particular are designed to devalue the estate of a taxpayer over the course of their life and this is an area of high concern for HMRC.

Accelerated payment powers by HMRC

With the new legislation that allows HMRC to demand tax up front from those individuals and businesses that they suspect of being involved with various tax schemes will be utilised here for many cases of suspected IHT avoidance.

Read our related article: Could you be forced to pay disputed tax up-front?

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