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Posted Thu, 11 Apr 2024 19:25:24 GMT by MunroMagic Slioch
I may be a beneficiary of a pension fund / fixed annuity from USA - what are the tax implications for this for myself as a UK tax payer? My relative lived in UK for last 2 years of life but lived in USA for 50+ years prior to that and set up the fund there in USA to pass to beneficiaries after their death. I assume I pay income tax on it when the payments are transferred to UK (I would have to pay equivalent income tax on it in USA) but are there other tax implications? If I have to pay IHT as well as income tax this would amount to over 85% of the sum of the product? Does it depend on the type of product and if so, what would I need to ask to ensure it is considered appropriately? thanks
Posted Fri, 19 Apr 2024 14:54:33 GMT by HMRC Admin 19

We cannot comment on future events as legislation may change. You can see current guidance here:

Tax on foreign income

No UK Inheritance Tax is due.

Thank you.
Posted Mon, 22 Apr 2024 15:57:30 GMT by MunroMagic Slioch
Thanks and how do I ascertain if no IHT is due?
Posted Mon, 29 Apr 2024 14:42:40 GMT by HMRC Admin 19

You can see guidance here:

How Inheritance Tax works: thresholds, rules and allowances

For any further advice regarding Inheritance Tax, you will need to contact our Inhertance Tax team.

Inheritance Tax: general enquiries

Thank you.

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