HMRC Trusts and estates newsletters

HMRC issue a variety of trust and estates newsletters. These cover almost anything to do with trusts and estates and contain valuable information. A brief summary and links to the newsletters issued so far are below:

Trusts and estates newsletter: April 2019

This includes information on the following:

  • Agent toolkits
  • Acceptances in lieu and the 36% rate of IHT
  • Office of tax simplification review into inheritance tax
  • Technical changes to residence nil rate band
  • New style of probate grant
  • Trust registration service – ongoing development of the current service
  • Trust registration service - consultation on the Fifth anti-money laundering directive
  • Trust customer experience journey
  • Changes to entrepreneurs’ relief rules

Trusts and estates newsletter: December 2018

This includes information on the following:

  • Agent toolkits 
  • Trusts registration service 
  • Taxation of trusts consultation
  • Inheritance tax manual - speciality debts
  • IHT - application for confirmation in Scotland
  • IHT reference for a taxpaying lifetime event
  • Correspondence scanning issues - avoiding delays

Trusts and estates newsletter: August 2018

This includes information on the following:

  • Agents toolkit
  • IHT disclosure of tax avoidance schemes (DOTAS) guidance – update
  • IHT guidance
  • Inheritance tax
  • IHT process – residence nil rate band
  • Trusts registration service
  • Administration period of deceased’s estates: income tax and capital gains tax

Trusts and estates newsletter: special edition April 2018

This includes information on the following:

  • Improvements to our inheritance tax process and timescales
  • When will I hear about my form IHT400?

Trusts and estates newsletter: March 2018

This includes information on the following:

  • Agent toolkits 
  • Trusts registration service
  • IHT payment reference numbers
  • IHT disclosure of tax avoidance schemes (DOTAS) guidance
  • New guidance for non-dom deeming rules
  • Changes to forms R185
  • Updated guidance on errors relating to trusts: rectification, mistake and hastings-bass

Trusts and estates newsletter: December 2017

This includes information on the following:

  • New inheritance tax disclosure of tax avoidance scheme regulations
  • Trusts registration service
  • Making tax easier for trusts and estates with small amounts of savings income
  • Trusts tax reform consultation
  • Agent toolkits
  • Update on changes to the non-dom rules and offshore trusts

Trusts and Estates Newsletter: September 2017

This includes information on the following:

  • Trusts registration service
  • Inheritance tax (IHT) online
  • Trusts - taxable pension lump sum death benefits paid to trusts
  • IHT toolkit
  • Heritage relief - reasonable opening times for access to buildings of outstanding historical or architectural interest
  • Home loan scheme/double trust scheme guidance note
  • Submitting IHT payments
  • Appendix

Trusts and estates newsletter: April 2017

This includes information on the following:

  • Residence nil-rate band (RNRB) and transferable residence nil rate band (TRNRB)
  • Trusts register
  • IHT online
  • Trusts and taxation of index linked loans
  • Administration period
  • Probate fees
  • HMRC News – how to be notified of changes
  • Agent toolkits 2017
  • Appendix

Trusts and estates newsletter: December 2016

This includes information on the following:

  • Civil penalties
  • Finance Bill 2016
  • Trusts register
  • Excepted estates: sales of property during administration period
  • Errors relating to trusts: rectification, mistake and Hastings-Bass
  • IHT online
  • Requesting details of a deceased’s personal tax affairs

Trusts and estates newsletter: August 2016

This includes information on the following:

  • IHT online
  • Complex cases
  • Automatic exchange of information: information for trusts
  • Change in bank giro payslips

Trusts and Estates Newsletter: April 2016

This includes information on the following:

  • HMRC Trusts and estates newsletter: April 2016
  • Budget changes
  • Trusts and estates in administration
  • Ceasing next day delivery through Document Exchange (DX)
  • HMRC news – how to be notified of changes
  • New name
  • Appendix

Trusts and estates newsletter: September 2015

This includes information on the following:

  • Finance (No.2) Bill 2015
  • IHT online
  • IHT treatment of usufructs
  • IHT403 and normal out of income exemption
  • Form 41G (Trust)
  • Trusts and estates manuals

Trusts and Estates Newsletter: June 2015

This includes information on the following:

  • Changes to the 2014-15 Trust & estate tax return. 
  • Finance Act 2015
  • Bereavement service
  • PAYE customers
  • IHT400 timelines
  • Inheritance tax clearance letters
  • Inheritance tax online
  • Amendments to trusts & estates manuals

Trusts and estates newsletter: December 2014

This includes information on the following:

  • Transition of trusts & inheritance tax web content to GOV.UK
  • HMRC bereavement service
  • Autumn statement
  • Toolkits
  • IHT online
  • Trusts & estates manuals

Trusts and Estates Newsletter: August 2014

This includes information on the following:

  • Trusts & estates helplines: withdrawal of our 0845 telephone numbers
  • Finance Act 2014
  • Heritage property
  • Amendments to Trusts & estates manuals

Trusts and Estates Newsletter: April 2014

This includes information on the following:

  • Inheritance tax payments – issue of receipts
  • The Swiss agreement and inheritance tax accounts
  • Changes to the 2013-14 Trust and estate tax return
  • New inheritance tax forms, IHT205, IHT217 and IHT206 – notes to help you fill in the IHT205
  • Exempt excepted estates – deduction of liabilities
  • Telling us about amendments to an IHT400
  • Support for agents
  • Amendments to Trusts & estates manuals

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Last updated: 29 May 2019

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