I have an estate where a trade was made on 19th April and due to a long fail (I believe that is the correct term) the settlement date was 5th July. My client died after 19th April and before 5th July. I accept those shares form part of the estate but does the outstanding monies that were not paid until the settlement date become a debt due from my client’s estate for IHT purposes?
If the liability arises from a contract entered into before the client’s death, as is stated to be the case here, the debt is allowable for IHT purposes.
Paul Saunders FCIB TEP
Independent Trust Consultant
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