Wednesday May 27, 2020

The Tax Take with Brian Keegan

It’s no accident that inheritance tax surfaces as an issue when, right after a bereavement, people are at their most vulnerable

4th June, 2017

If economics is the dismal science, then inheritance tax must be the dismal tax. It’s not dismal just because it is complicated, but because it looms as a limiting factor, particularly for older people.

It is unique among the taxes because attempts to manage it can create family tensions and discord. It most often surfaces as an issue when people are at their most vulnerable after a bereavement. A nation as sensitive to...

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