Inheritance tax (IHT), in its current form, has been in existence since 1986, but death taxes have been around in some form since 1694 when probate duty, a tax on personal property in wills proved in court, was introduced.
Read our overview of inheritance tax here, covering:
- The basics
- The cost of doing nothing
- The numbers
- What is it that stops people taking action?
- Answers to how you review your inheritance tax position.