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28 September 2010
Issue: 4274 / Categories: Forum & Feedback , Inheritance Tax , Residence & domicile

A UK-domiciled husband is married to a woman who was born in Denmark and may return there should her husband pre-decease her. The wife’s domicile has never been determined

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My clients Mr and Mrs A are a husband and wife; Mr A was born in the UK and has lived here all his life.

Although in apparently good health having recently achieved his ‘three-score years and ten'  when discussing the completion of his 2009/10 tax return he raised the question of his potential inheritance tax liability.

He and his wife own most of their assets – a UK main residence and a holiday home in France plus various other investments – in their joint names and I would estimate their joint estate at about £700 000.

Mrs A was born in Denmark to Danish parents but acquired a UK citizenship and...

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