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New queries, issue 4236

15 December 2009
Issue: 4236 / Categories: Forum & Feedback
Obtaining second nil-rate band; combining FYA and AIA; making a limited company partner with a sole trader; company’s beneficial payments

Nil-rate band problem

Our client Jill was widowed at the age of 50 in 1966 and remained a widow until her recent death. At the time of her husband Jack’s death estate duty was in force and his entire estate was left to Jill.

As there was no spouse exemption in place under estate duty at that time Jack’s nil-rate band was used up and a small amount of duty was paid.

Following Jill’s death the second nil-rate band is unavailable as Jack’s nil-rate band was fully used up in 1966.

It seems to us that when the rules were changed in October 2007 the treatment of these early death cases was not addressed and leads to an inequitable result.

Can any Taxation readers suggest how we should pursue this further?

Query 17 532 – Ever Hopeful

More allowances?

Budget note BN4 from this...

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