Inheritance tax: How to reduce your bill by four percent – you could save thousands

If everything in the estate above the £325,000 threshold is left to a spouse or civil partner, there will be no IHT to pay.

Additionally, a person’s threshold can be increased to £500,000 if their home is left to children or grandchildren.

If these options are not available, or if the person involved wishes to leave their estate to non-family members, they’ll likely be charged the full rate of IHT.

As it stands, IHT is levied at 40 percent where applicable.

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