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A French born intestate deceased was domiciled and paid tax in the UK. The majority of their assets (all but £700) are held in France. Would income and CGT on the estate be payable in the UK and in the absence of a UK administrator who is liable to declare same?

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Published on LexisPSL on 12/07/2018

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  • A French born intestate deceased was domiciled and paid tax in the UK. The majority of their assets (all but £700) are held in France. Would income and CGT on the estate be payable in the UK and in the absence of a UK administrator who is liable to declare same?
  • UK tax liability of estate
  • Position of professional advisers
  • Administration of UK estate

For the purpose of this Q&A it is assumed that:

  1. the deceased died in the UK

  2. the party who has submitted the query is acting for the heirs of the estate

This query raises a number of important issues.

UK tax liability of estate

Whether there is a UK tax liability normally depends on the residence for UK tax purposes of the personal representatives (PRs) of the deceased. However, if no PRs have been appoi

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