Understanding inheritance tax (IHT) on death

For financial advisers only

On completion of this module you should be able to:

  1. determine the value of an estate on death
  2. calculate the amount of available IHT nil rate band on death
  3. explain what reliefs may be available


Inheritance tax can severely impact what can be passed on to future generations. But with the right planning the effect of IHT can be minimised. It is therefore essential for adviser when considering wealth transfer to understand what IHT may be payable in the event of death.

This module should take around 60 minutes to complete. Once you have completed all the sections there is a short self-assessment quiz to check what you have learned and a CPD certificate for up to 60 minutes can be claimed.

This module covers what is included in someone’s estate on death, how to determine the available nil rate band and when reliefs may reduce the tax payable. It outlines the reporting and IHT payment requirements.

Please read our Technical Guide – IHT on death before attempting the self-assessment questions.