Capital gains fall-out for couples and family homes

Married and divorcing couples, including civil partners, should be alert to change to the capital gains tax (CGT) rules on private residence relief. Divorcing couples Tax is never at the top of the agenda when a relationship ends, yet the tax consequences can be far-reaching. A jointly-owned family home is often the most important asset… Continue reading Capital gains fall-out for couples and family homes

HMRC collects record amounts of IHT

The government has announced that HMRC collected a record sum of £5.4 billion in inheritance tax (IHT) during the 2018/19 tax year. The increase comes on the back of a 15% rise in the number of estates liable for IHT. Between 2015/16 and 2016/17, the number of estates paying IHT rose by 3,600 to 28,100.… Continue reading HMRC collects record amounts of IHT