Almost a quarter of all estates that pay inheritance tax are investigated by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), a freedom of information request by Quilter has found.
In the 2018/19 tax year, there were around 22,000 estates liable to pay inheritance tax (IHT) and, of those, 5,537 - just over 25% - were investigated by the taxman. As the following table shows, since...
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