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A couple have been married for over 50 years and still living

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A couple have been married for over 50 years and still living together. The wife dies but does not leave a will. Does the law still stand about the outstanding inheritance tax threshold being carried over to the husbands allowance?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  Thomas replied 6 years ago.



Thank you for your question.


A spouse's the unused portion of a deceased's nil rate band does transfer to the surviving spouse. You do not need a will in order to utilise this and it will be used upon the second spouse's death.


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