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If I sell an asset which I inherited from my wife and on

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If I sell an asset which I inherited from my wife and on which no IHT was paid because of spouse exemption, is the base cost my wife's base cost or the market value at the date of her death?
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The base cost will be the wife's cost of purchase. When spousal transfer occur, the CGT is called hold over relief. It means CGT is delayed to the time when the property is sold.

The receiving partner will pay the CGT using the base cost at the time of the original purchase of the property

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