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Does IHT taper relief apply to all gifts or only to gifts

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Does IHT taper relief apply to all gifts or only to gifts in excess of the IHT threshold and is the tax liability borne by the estate or by the recipient of the gift?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
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Every gift made during the seven years prior to death has the appropriate taper relief applied.
Inheritance Tax is payable by the Estate and not the recipient UNLESS the bequest specifies the opposite.
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