Inheritance Tax: general enquiries


How Inheritance Tax works: thresholds, rules and allowances

If you’ve not yet applied for probate, use probate general enquiries to ask HMRC about it.

Send probate applications and payment for probate fees to HM Courts and Tribunals Service.


Call HMRC for advice on Inheritance Tax after someone has died. HMRC can help with:

  • understanding your Inheritance Tax responsibilities
  • confirming the forms you need
  • getting paper copies of forms
  • completing Inheritance Tax forms

We do not give advice on how to pass on your own property, money, and possessions.

0300 123 1072

Outside UK:
+44 300 123 1072

Opening times:

Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm

Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays.

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Write to HMRC with queries and correspondence about Inheritance Tax or send your IHT400 Inheritance Tax Account.

Include the HMRC reference number, or the full name and date of death of the person who has died.

You do not need to include a street name, city name or PO box when writing to this address.

Couriers should use a different address.

Send Inheritance Tax payments to a different address.

Inheritance Tax
HM Revenue and Customs
United Kingdom