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A probate valuation is often required where the estate of the deceased is taxable and therefore a calculation of the value of the deceased's entire estate is required in order to assess the potential inheritance tax liability. Even if the estate isn’t taxable, a probate valuation may be required to prove this.
How does a probate valuation differ from a market appraisal?
How do I find out whether my estate is taxable?
Whether or not an estate is taxable is most appropriately answered by the solicitor handling the estate as they will be aware of all other assets to take into consideration. Every person has an inheritance tax allowance of £325,000, however, where assets are passed to a spouse and no inheritance tax is due, this nil rate band can then be added onto the surviving spouse’s nil rate band to give a total tax-free allowance of £650,000. There are also potentially further allowances available wherethere is a current or former residence as part of the estate.
Why contact Stags Professional Services?
The legislation surrounding inheritance tax is complex, so, no matter how big the estate, we would recommend that you seek advice from a member of our team. For a no-obligation discussion, please do not hesitate to contact Stags Professional Services on 01884 235701