Wednesday 19 March 2014 9:26 pm

No death tax for crisis staff

FIREFIGHTERS, police officers and ambulance staff could be excluded from paying inheritance tax when death is caused by injury while on duty in a review announced yesterday. Chancellor George Osborne said the change would be considered to help those who: “give their lives protecting us”. Inheritance tax, which has a current threshold of £325,000, is usually paid on an estate when a person dies and is sometimes payable on trusts or gifts. The tax is payable at 40 per cent on the amount over this threshold.

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