Tax Issues

Inheritance tax and spouses and civil partners Special rules apply for inheritance tax purposes to married couples and civil partners. To ensure valuable tax reliefs are not lost, it is beneficial to consider the combined position, rather than dealing with each individual separately. Married couples and civil partners benefit from...

“[The introduction of independent taxation between spouses was] bound to mean that some couples would transfer assets between themselves so that their total tax will reduce; this was an inevitable and acceptable consequence of taxing husbands and wives separately“. Taking this statement from the Chancellor of...

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