Liabilities: investigating liabilities: income tax
You should check that any deduction claimed for income tax liabilities
- has been calculated correctly, and
- does not indicate that business assets or income-producing assets have not been included in the estate.
In most cases you can accept a deduction for income tax as claimed. But you may need to raise further enquiries if:
- the deduction is large (IHTM28151) in relation to the estate as a whole or inconsistent with what you know about the deceased’s lifestyle
- the liabilities arise as a result of an investigation settlement (IHTM28152)
- the deduction claimed is an estimate (IHTM28153).
You also need to take special care when dealing with deductions claimed for income tax payable on:
- the disposal of an offshore fund (IHTM28154)
- the disposal of deep discount securities (IHTM28155)
- interest bearing securities
- sums received following the discontinuance of a business (IHTM28157)
- the death of a partner in a business (IHTM28158)
- voluntary payments of tax by the personal representatives (IHTM28159)
- the chargeable gains arising when a life insurance policy matures (IHTM28160).