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If you do not pay tax here because all you have is state

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If you do not pay tax here because all you have is state pension then do you have to pay tax on a some of money left to you by someone in Eire
Submitted: 2 months ago.
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Expert:  bigduckontax replied 2 months ago.

Hello, I am Keith, one of the experts on Just Answer, and pleased to be able to help you with your question.

When you receive a legacy it is outside the scope of UK taxation and there is no tax to pay. However, under Irish Tax Law Capital Acquisitions Tax may apply depending upon the size of the deceased's estate.

Here is an extract from Wikipedia:

'Capital acquisitions tax is charged to the recipient of gifts or inheritances, at the rate of 33% above a tax-free threshold. Gifts and inheritances are gratuitous benefits; the difference is that an inheritance is taken on death and a gift is taken other than on death.'

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