HMRC launch new online inheritance tax and application for probate service
Released 8 August 2017
HMRC have launched a new service so that executors can tell HMRC about their estate online and begin to apply for probate, which replaces the paper IHT205 process.
The new service means that executors in England and Wales, without inheritance tax to pay, will be able to use a digital service rather than completing a paper form.
Benefits of the new service include:
•it is quicker and easier to follow than the paper IHT205 form;
•only questions that are relevant to the estate are displayed;
•it tells you what information needs to be provided to the probate office; and
•online help and guidance is available and helpful links to supporting information.
The service is available to personal representatives of a deceased person (eg. the executor) applying for a grant of representation (probate) in England and Wales where no inheritance tax is payable. Professional agents should continue to use the existing processes.
For more information, see Apply to complete IHT estate information online.