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Are they instructed by differing parties please?
There are no differing parties this is related to the correct computation of inheritance tax for HMRC.
Yes of course.
Sadly the answer is NO
You can't deduct these from the value of the estate
Please see HMRC guidance:
I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
No thank you , it just seems illogical !
But if you become an MP you could lobby to change it!
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