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Estate Duty (Property In Lieu)

Volume 977: debated on Tuesday 29 January 1980

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the availability of reasonable public access to a work of art while consideration is being given to its eligibility for acceptance in lieu of tax has been treated by the Inland Revenue as a factor justifying the waiving of interest charges arising during the period of such consideration; and, if so, whether the acceptance of this factor has been brought to the attention of taxpayers in any official publication.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will clarify the statement by the Under-Secretary of State for the Environment in Standing Committee F on 22 January, Official Report, column 259, that when property is accepted in lieu, there is no tax charged on the value of that property itself.