Inheritance tax calculator
This calculator will calculate the potential inheritance tax (IHT) liability on a person’s estate at death, based on the current tax rate, nil rate band and reliefs. In general, all your assets, including your home and any other property, as well as your savings and investment and any life policies you have not put into trust may be added to together.
Then, to the extent that the total exceeds the nil rate band of £325,000, it is subject to inheritance tax at 40%. Include all the amounts for your assets in the boxes provided, but do not include any assets that will pass to your spouse or civil partner – unless he or she is domiciled outside UK.
Then complete the details for any mortgages, loans or other liabilities you have outstanding. The calculator will tell you the total value of your net assets and your taxable estate, as well as your estimated IHT liability, on the assumption that you died this tax year.
For example, with a property worth £780,000, investments of £550,000 and no liabilities or business assets, the value of the net assets is £1,330,000 of which £1,005,000 is subject to IHT at 40%, making the tax liability £402,000.
If you have made any gifts within the last seven years, you may be eligible to pay more inheritance tax.
If you would like further information about inheritance tax planning with our specialist solicitors please call us on 0203 837 3658 or complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you directly.
The advice provided to non-face to face clients will be through electronic or written communication only e.g. by telephone and email. Stephensons Solicitors LLP assumes no responsibility for, and shall not be liable for, (a) verification of mental capacity or testamentary capacity (b) verification of any undue influence or duress involved (c) the execution of any documents.