estate duty


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estate duty

a tax formerly levied on the value of property passing on a person's death. Estate duty was abolished in the UK in respect of deaths occurring after 12 March 1975, being replaced by Capital Transfer Tax (now INHERITANCE TAX).
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The Estate Duty Assessment Amendment Bill 1978 precipitated the first substantial debate on death duties since 1914.
The treatment for inheritance tax and estate duty is less straightforward.
The choice of beneficiary may also affect the amount of estate duty payable, the amount of executors' fees payable, etc.
It was no joke inheriting a house and estate in 1948 with inheritance tax and estate duty sucking out pounds 3 of every pounds 4 from the business.
Last year, the National Galleries of Scotland scored a notable triumph with the acquisition, partly in lieu of estate duty, of the Duke of Sutherland's Venus Anadyomene by Titian.
In 1984, we cut estate duty from a maximum of 60 per cent to between 5 per cent and 10 per cent, depending on the value of the estate.
ASORTING out a deceased person's property can be complicated by claims the state makes for care contributions and outstanding income tax or estate duty.
Such registration exempts the company and/or beneficial owner from all income tax and estate duty in Gibraltar.