Tag Archives: Business property relief

A little extra could spell trouble!

Business property relief (BPR) offers inheritance tax (IHT) relief of 100% or 50% on a transfer of value attributable to ‘relevant business property’. For example, unquoted company shares potentially qualify for 100% BPR, subject to certain general restrictions where the company’s activities consist wholly or mainly of dealing in stocks or shares, land or buildings,… Read More »

Second helpings!

Business property relief (BPR) is an important inheritance tax (IHT) relief. It shelters the value of eligible business property from IHT, at current rates of 100% or 50%. The most common categories are a business (or interest in a business) and unquoted company shares, which potentially attract BPR at 100%. Various conditions must be satisfied… Read More »

Too much of a good thing?

Business property relief (BPR) offers relief from inheritance tax (IHT) of 100% (or 50%) on a transfer of value which is attributable to ‘relevant business property’. Unfortunately, not all unquoted company shares qualify for BPR. Certain company activities make the shares ineligible for relief, such as dealing in stocks or shares, land or buildings, or… Read More »

Another one bites the dust!

Inheritance tax (IHT) business property relief (BPR) is available to business owners if certain conditions are satisfied. BPR (at the 100% rate) applies to ‘relevant business property’ including a business or interest in a business. Unfortunately, not every business potentially attracts BPR, such as where the business consists wholly or mainly of ‘making or holding… Read More »

Don’t forget goodwill!

The valuation of assets can be important for tax purposes. For example, a valuation may determine the amount of inheritance tax (IHT) payable on a lifetime transfer (e.g. the transfer of an investment property to a discretionary trust), or on an individual’s death estate. In addition, an asset valuation may be needed to determine the… Read More »

Shortcut to business asset disposal relief?

Business asset disposal relief (BADR; previously known as entrepreneurs’ relief (ER)) is a valuable and much sought-after capital gains tax relief. However, the conditions for claiming the relief are often problematic. Jumping hurdles For an individual shareholder disposing of shares in a company, the most common condition for relief is that throughout a two-year period… Read More »

Gifting shares – Don’t make a ‘reservation’!

It is common for shares in a family company to be passed down the generations. However, anti-avoidance rules dealing with ‘gifts with reservation’ (GWR) are a potentially nasty inheritance tax (IHT) trap. Cake and eat it The GWR provisions (FA 1986, ss 102-102C; Sch 20) are broadly designed to prevent an individual seeking to reduce… Read More »

IHT and holiday lettings: A (rare!) business property relief success

Inheritance tax (IHT) relief at the rate of 100% is an attractive proposition. Business property relief (BPR) is available to business owners if certain conditions are satisfied. BPR at the 100% rate applies to ‘relevant business property’ including a business or interest in a business (in certain other cases, BPR is available at 50% instead).… Read More »