IHT receipts up £0.7bn year-on-year, says HMRC data

'the gift that keeps on giving for the Treasury'

Julia Bahr
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Inheritance tax (IHT) receipts for April 2021 to Februrary 2022 were £5.5bn, some £0.7bn higher than in the same period 12 months earlier, latest figures from HM Revenue & Customs (HRMC) revealed.

The government department said it expected higher receipts from March to August 2021 due to a "higher volumes of wealth transfers that took place during the Covid-19 pandemic", however it said it would not be able to verify that assumption until full administrative data becomes available. The average amount paid per estate was £209,000, according to Quilter's calculations. Andrew Tully, technical director at Canada Life, said: "This will be welcome news for chancellor Sunak today on the eve of the Spring Statement as the tax intake continues to grow across the board. IHT continues to ...

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