I5.701 Meaning of 'reversionary interest'

IHT, trusts and estates

I5.701 Meaning of 'reversionary interest'

Division I5.7     Reversionary interests and powers of appointment

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IHT treatment of reversionary interests

I5.701 Meaning of 'reversionary interest'

This division details the rules concerning reversionary interests in settled property, and when they are and when they are not chargeable to IHT.

A 'reversionary interest' is defined in IHTA 1984 as follows:

'In this Act “reversionary interest” means a future interest under a settlement, whether it is vested or contingent (including an interest expectant on the termination of an interest in possession which, by virtue of section 50 [see I5.212–I5.215] below, is treated as

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