Capital Acquisitions Tax (CAT) Update 2016

Capital Acquisitions Tax (CAT) comprises an Inheritance tax charged on taxable inheritances taken and a gift tax charged on taxable gifts taken. Very simply an inheritance is a gratuitous benefit taken on a death and a gift is a gratuitous benefit taken otherwise than on a death. The tax is currently charged at 33% on the taxable value of the gift or inheritance above the appropriate threshold. The taxable value is arrived at by calculating the market value of the gift or inheritance and then deducting any specific allowable amounts and any consideration paid by the […]

New CAT pay and file dates

The 2010 Finance Act has introduced a fixed pay and file date for CAT (gift tax and inheritance tax) of 31 October. Previously, if a CAT return and payment was due, in respect of a gift or inheritance, the return had to be filed and the payment made, within 4 months of the valuation date. For all gifts and inheritances with a valuation date between 1 January and 31 August – the CAT return must be filed by 31 October of that year and any resulting CAT liability must be paid by that date. Where the […]