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A key attraction of investing in AIM-listed companies for many UK investors is the possibility of 100% relief from future Inheritance Tax ('IHT') on such investments as many AIM shares qualify for Business Property Relief ('BPR'). The ability to invest in AIM shares through AIM ISAs has also increased their appeal for IHT planning purposes.
However, it's very difficult to assess which AIM listed companies qualify for BPR for IHT planning purposes. Our tool helps you do that.
And don't forget, an investment in a relevant AIM company that qualifies for IHT relief at the time the investment is made must still be a company that qualifies for relief at the time the investor dies in order for that investment to qualify for IHT relief.
Our exhaustive research across all AIM listed companies, the results of which are available to subscribers here, is based on the Business Relief (formerly Business Property Relief) rules laid down by HMRC.
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Investor's Champion is the AIM specialist. It supports companies and investors alike with forthright comment on AIM company performance, presented in a concise easy-to-read format.
Part of that service includes researching the AIM market to establish not only which of the 800 or so companies listed on AIM qualify for relief for IHT planning purposes, but also which companies partially qualify and where further ambiguity lies.
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This preliminary search facility is not intended as a substitute for detailed independent advice on specific investment situations which should be obtained before any action is taken.
It is important to note that an investment in a relevant company that qualifies for IHT relief at the time the investment is made must still be a company that qualifies for relief at the time the investor dies in order for that investment to qualify for IHT relief.
Search results are based on our interpretation of the Business Property Relief rules laid down by HMRC and should not be relied upon to make an investment decision. The information has been obtained from sources which are believed to be reliable but cannot be guaranteed. Each search result is a preliminary assessment requiring further analysis and you should not rely on it in connection with taking any specific decision. Accordingly, Investor's Champion Ltd makes no guarantee, representation or warranty and accepts no responsibility or liability as to the accuracy or completeness of the search results.