IHT tax take on course for record-breaking year as receipts rise again

Treasury collected £133m per week in IHT tax so far this year

Jenna Brown
clock • 4 min read

Inheritance tax (IHT) netted £3.2bn for the Treasury between April and August this year, up £0.3bn on the previous period last year, according to latest figures from the government.

The total IHT tax take for the 2022/23 tax year was £7.1bn. Industry experts pointed out this meant that the total take was "well on course to break new records and could come close to £8bn". Quilter tax and financial planning expert Rachael Griffin said: "This increasing revenue causes a policy conundrum for the government as election season draws nearer and more Tory backbenchers call for IHT reform or its abolition as a vote-winning tactic. Increasing the IHT threshold to £1m is one of the latest to be tabled, and while it would likely be a crowd pleaser, the government might be less ...

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