Calculating an inheritance tax liability
Most inherited property is subject to inheritance tax at a rate of 33%. There are exemption based on the relationship between the people concerned and the sums involved. The limits are as per the table below:
*For the purpose of these relationships, Civil Partners are considered as a spouse and a child of a Civil Partner as a child.
**In certain circumstances where a parent is receiving an inheritance from a son or daughter, the Group A threshold of €225,000 may be applied. In the circumstances described in the exemptions section below such an inheritance may be fully exempt.