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Finance Act 1975

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20(1)Except as otherwise provided, where any tax charged on the value transferred by a chargeable transfer, or any interest on it, is for the time being unpaid a charge for the amount unpaid (to be known as an Inland Revenue charge) is by virtue of this paragraph imposed in favour of the Board on—

(a)any property to the value of which the value transferred is wholly or partly attributable ; and

(b)where the chargeable transfer is made by the making of a settlement or is made under Schedule 5 to this Act, any property comprised in the settlement.

(2)References in sub-paragraph (1) above to any property include references to any property directly or indirectly representing it.

(3)Where the chargeable transfer is made on death, personal or movable property situated in the United Kingdom which was beneficially owned by the deceased immediately before his death and vests in his personal representatives is not subject to the Inland Revenue charge ; and for this purpose " personal property " includes leaseholds and undivided shares in land held on trust for sale, whether statutory or not, and the question whether any property was beneficially owned by the deceased shall be determined without regard to paragraph 3(1) of Schedule 5 to this Act.

(4)No heritable property situated in Scotland is subject to the Inland Revenue charge, but where such property is disposed of any other property for the time being representing it is subject to the charge to which the first-mentioned property would have been subject but for this sub-paragraph.

(5)The Inland Revenue charge imposed on any property shall take effect subject to any incumbrance thereon which is allowable as a deduction in valuing that property for the purposes of the tax.

(6)Except as provided by paragraph 21 below, a disposition of property subject to an Inland Revenue charge shall take effect subject to that charge.

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