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Inheritance Tax is paid if a person's estate (their property, money and possessions) is worth more than £325,000 when they die. This is called the 'Inheritance Tax threshold'. The rate of Inheritance Tax is 40% on anything above the threshold. The rate may be reduced to 36% if 10% or more of the estate is left to charity.

At Tax Compute we will work out how much the estate is worth to find out if the estate needs to pay Inheritance Tax. We can then advise on areas of Tax Planning that can significantly reduce Inheritance Tax or in some cases avoid it legally altogether. What is important is that you contact us in good time so that we can advise on the most appropriate tax planning for you.

Paying Inheritance Tax

  • The Executor of the will of the estate pays Inheritance Tax using funds from the estate.
  • The Executor of the will of an estate usually has to pay Inheritance Tax by the end of the sixth month after the person died. After this the estate has to pay interest.
  • You can pay Inheritance Tax in instalments over 10 years on assets that may take time to sell, e.g. property.
  • You may have to pay Inheritance Tax if someone who died gave you a gift while they were alive.
  • Trustees are responsible for paying Inheritance Tax on trusts.

Inheritence Tax

Here are five simple things you can do to reduce the taxman's cut - and not all of them involve changing your will

  • Make a gift to your partner.
  • Give to family members or friends
  • Put things into a trust
  • Leave something to charity
  • Take out some life insurance


We carry out an analytical review and quality checks before submitting your tax return. We ensure compliance and timely submission.


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Bookkeeping is the recording of financial transactions, and is part of the process of accounting in business. Transactions include purchases, sales, receipts, and payments by an individual person or an organization/corporation


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Corporation tax is a tax placed on the taxable profits of limited companies and other organisations such as clubs, societies, associations, and unincorporated entities.


You can register online with Companies House if your company is limited by shares and uses standard articles of association (known as 'model articles'). Otherwise, you must use a different method of registration. Your company will also need to register for Corporation Tax within 3 months of starting to do business


Working outside the scope of IR35 and knowing what is claimable are the two most important issues when freelancing or contracting.