Dealing with Inheritance Tax

Last updated: 3 March 2017

Inheritance Tax is a tax on an estate (the property, money and possessions) of someone who's died.

There's normally no Inheritance Tax to pay if:

  • the value of the estate is below the threshold
  • the estate is left to a spouse or civil partner, a charity or a community amateur sports club

Visit GOV.UK for information on how Inheritance Tax works, including:

  • when you're eligible to pay Inheritance Tax
  • Inheritance Tax rates
  • passing on a home to a partner
  • giving away or receiving a home as a gift
  • what happens when someone living outside the UK dies
  • paying your Inheritance Tax bill

Reduced rate calculator

If you leave at least 10% of your net estate to charity you may qualify to pay Inheritance Tax at a reduced rate.

Visit GOV.UK for the reduced rate calculator which works out the amount needed to qualify if you're:

  • preparing your own will
  • the executor of the deceased's will or administrator of their estate