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Inheritance Tax is due on assets within certain trusts at each ten year anniversary. This guide explains when you need to pay this charge. It also tells you what information you need to do the calculation yourself and how HM Revenue & Customs can help.
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As a trustee, you'll have to pay a charge on every tenth anniversary of the date your trust was set up if your trust contains 'relevant property'.
Find out more about what relevant property is by reading the guide below.
Inheritance Tax is charged at each ten year anniversary of the trust. It's charged on the net value of any relevant property in the trust on the day before that anniversary.Net value is the value after deducting any debts and reliefs such as Business or Agricultural Relief. If the trust was set up before 27 March 1974 the rules are different. Find out more by following the link below to the guide 'Trusts made before 27 March 1974'.
The calculation for the ten yearly charge is complicated. Before you can begin, you’ll need the following information:
You can read more about how Inheritance Tax applies to relevant property trusts in the guide below.
You need to fill in form IHT100 Inheritance Tax Account to tell HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) when Inheritance Tax is due on a trust. Some trusts don't have to send in an IHT100 form as long as they meet the rules for excepted transfers and settlements - usually trusts with a low value. The rules are complicated. Find out more in the fourth link below.
If you want to do the calculations yourself you need to enter your figures into Sections G and H on the form. You also need to complete an event form 100d.
You can download a worksheet and guidance notes to help you work out how much Inheritance Tax you'll need to pay on:
To calculate the anniversary charge, you’ll need to use Section B of form IHT100WS Inheritance Tax worksheet. You can get further help filling in this section of the worksheet with part B of the guide IHT113 'How to fill in form IHT100WS'. If some of the assets in the trust haven't been relevant property for all of the ten years, the tax may be reduced by the number of quarters that the asset wasn't relevant property. You can use the calculator to help you work this out - link below.
If you want HMRC to work out the anniversary charge for you, fill in form IHT100 Inheritance Tax Account leaving sections G and H blank. You need to return the form to HMRC in good time for the calculation to be worked out. Otherwise you may be charged a penalty.
You also need to complete an event form 100d.