Heritage property: chargeable events under IHTA84/S32A
The events that cause a charge to tax on a conditionally exempt transfer of properties that are associated with each other are
- failure to observe the undertaking given to secure conditional exemption, IHTA84/S32A (3),
- death of the person beneficially entitled (IHTM04031) to the assets, IHTA84/S32A (4)(a), or
- disposal of the assets, by sale, gift or otherwise, IHTA84/S32A (4)(b).
However, you should note that though the event may apply only to one of the associated properties, the charge arising under IHTA84/S32A will apply to the all of the properties that are associated with each other.
It is also possible for the same event to give rise to a double charge (IHTM04118) under IHTA84/S32A, or to give rise to a charge under IHTA84/S32A and in connection with a pre-1976 death.
Where this applies, the Board of HMRC may choose which chargeable event to pursue, IHTA84/S33 (5)(c). You should refer to Heritage for advice. You should also ask them for advice where a pre-1976 death is involved.