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HMRC internal manual

Inheritance Tax Manual

Lifetime cesser of a qualifying interest in possession: cesser taxable when made

The instalment requirements have to be considered separately for:

  • the tax immediately payable

and

  • the additional tax payable on the transferor’s death within seven years of the cesser of the interest in possession.

Tax immediately payable

Both the conditions and the qualifying property are the same as for charges under the relevant property trust regime (IHTM30290).

Additional tax payable on death of transferor

For transfers and other events on or after 17 March 1987 the conditions and the qualifying property are the same as when the cesser of the interest in possession constitutes a potentially exempt transfer (PET) (IHTM30282).

Transfers and other events prior to 17 March 1987

For transfers and other events before that date, both the conditions and the qualifying property were the same as for charges under the relevant property trust regime (IHTM30290) (the FA 1986 amendment to IHTA84/S227 covered only the tax payable on a PET). However instalments were not available if the property concerned had been sold by the transferee (even if qualifying replacement property had been purchased).