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Please refresh the page and retry. Tenants in common inheritance tax will slap a huge additional cost on millions of families. It comes as inheritance tax takings are also rapidly rising, and Tenants Tenants in common inheritance tax common inheritance tax to be their highest ever in the tax year just ended.

What the Government wants to introduce is a sliding scale of charges based on the estate's value. So with larger estates the Government achieves a double whammy: In certain cases, depending on how property is owned, a wealthy couple could face two probate fees on their assets: But where they are "tenants in common", with separate ownership of Tenants in common inheritance tax of a property, probate will apply on Tenants in common inheritance tax death of the first and the second.

Where couples are married, and property is left directly to a Tenants in common inheritance tax, there is no IHT on the first person's death. One scenario, perhaps, would be where property ownership as tenants in common had been the way of ensuring children from a previous marriage received a property inheritance at the death of a spouse. Where ownership is changed to joint tenancy, the surviving spouse would have control over the property and could exclude the children in a subsequent will.

Part of the Government's justification of the change involves looking back at the system that applied between and T Tenants in common inheritance tax was in a distant land where property prices were a fraction of today's level, and where far fewer estates reached those thresholds. Taxes are levied to raise money for wider public spending. But the consultation goes on to say: Tenants in common inheritance tax answer is that estates are easy targets.

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Probate fees will depend on the size of your estate, as well as how ownership of assets is structured. The outcry has been significant. But how could it be even more than this? He warns that families' attempts to avoid these fees could result in other problems. How it used to Tenants in common inheritance tax But the numbers were small. We've noticed you're Tenants in common inheritance tax. We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism.

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