The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) have been tasked with carrying out a review of Inheritance Tax (IHT) with a view to simplifying how the tax operates.
IHT is perceived to be complicated and currently yields a relatively small amount of tax compared to income tax and national insurance.
There are a number of reliefs and exemptions currently available which may be withdrawn or simplified as a result of the review.
Major changes to the tax are probably a year or so away, however, GreenStones will keep you updated and will advise you, if necessary, to review your will and plans for passing on your business and estate.
If you have any Inheritance Tax related queries do not hesitate to call the team on 01733 371180.