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The Technical Connection Quiz: 27 March

To help you to keep up with the fundamentals of tax, retirement and financial planning, try answering these questions.

The following questions relate to IHT gifting.


Peter would like to make a gift to his adult son, Paul. He has made no previous gifts. How much can he gift without any lifetime inheritance tax being payable?

A) £325,000

B) £328,000

C) £331,000

D) Any amount he wishes


Which type of trust would be suitable where someone wishes to make a gift but can’t decide who should benefit?

A) Interest in possession

B) Discretionary trust

C) Bare trust

D) Accumulation and maintenance trust


Sandra and Brian’s granddaughter is getting married next month. How much can they jointly give under the ‘gifts in consideration’ of marriage exemption?

A) £1,000

B) £2,500

C) £5,000

D) £8,000 


Which of the following do not count as ‘exempt person’ for inheritance tax purposes?

A) Your grandchildren

B) Your spouse/civil partner

C) Dependant elderly relatives

D) Dependant children


What is the benefit of taper relief?

A) It reduces the value of the gift

B) It reduces the amount of inheritance tax payable

C) It reduces the amount of any lifetime inheritance tax

D) It reduces the amount of interest payable on a gift

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1) D
2) B
3) C
4) A
5) B



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