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Inheritance Tax

Death
rate
%
Lifetime
rate
%
Chargeable transfers
2012/13 and 2011/12
£’000
Nil Nil 0 - 325*
40 20 Over 325*

*Potentially increased for surviving spouses or civil partners who die on or after 9 October 2007.

Reliefs
Annual exemption £3,000 Marriage - parent £5,000
Small gifts £250   - grandparent £2,500
      - bride/groom £2,500
      - other £1,000
Reduced charge on gifts within seven years of death
Years before death 0-3 3-4 4-5 5-6 6-7
% of death charge 100 80 60 40 20