Inheritance Tax Helpline

0300 123 1072

If you are looking to contact someone about your Inheritance Tax and need to speak to someone on the helpline then you can call the number above to find a member of staff that will be ready to help you with any questions or issues you might have.

Inheritance Tax

Inheritance Tax is paid from the estate (ie the value of money, property and possessions) of someone who has recently died. This tax is taken before the estate is passed on to those people who are specified in the Last Will and Testament of the deceased, and will always be taken, except:

  • If the complete estate of the deceased is valued to be worth less than £325,000
  • The deceased has left their entire estate to their spouse/civil partner
  • The deceased left all of their estate to a charity or foundation

In these cases, the majority of the population that have assets worth less than £325,000 at the time of their death won’t see any of their estate go to inheritance tax, and neither will those who have willed their estate to their spouses. Similarly, any person who states that they wish for their estate to go to a charity or foundation won’t have any of their estate diminished with the application of inheritance tax.

Inheritance Tax Helpline

By calling the Inheritance Tax helpline you can navigate the issue of inheritance tax, including ensuring that the correct level of inheritance tax is paid and finding out when it will be paid. As this s a process that is usually carried out during a time of grief, the helpline staff on the number above are always sympathetic and helpful and will make sure that you are receiving all the help and care that you need.

General Enquiries

If you have any general enquiries about the Inheritance Tax or how it could be applied to yours or a loved one’s estate in the future, then you can call the helpline on the number above and you will find someone ready to answer any questions that you might have for them, and will try to ensure that you have all the knowledge you need about the Inheritance Tax.


You may find yourself interested in finding out more about the terms and conditions surrounding gifts and how they may be considered in the Inheritance Tax. If you have any questions about what qualifies as a gift, or would like to know who you can give gifts to without having to pay Inheritance Tax later on down the line, then you can call the helpline and a member of staff will be able to answer your queries and tell you everything you need to know about their policies surrounding gifts.

Death of a Person Living Outside of the UK

If a person has recently died who was living outside of the UK, but you believe they have assets within the UK and are interested in finding out how they will be affected by Inheritance Tax then by calling the number above you can ask any questions regarding the situation and they’ll make sure that you’re aware of all of the facts surrounding the situation.

Passing on a Home

If you would like to find out the parameters surrounding passing on your home to someone after your death, and would like to know how and when Inheritance Tax would apply to the situation, then when you call the number listed above a member of staff will answer any questions you have regarding passing on your home and will tell you if Inheritance Tax will be applied or not.

Tax Rates

To enquire about the tax rates that will be applied to your estate after your death, you can call the helpline and a member of the team will be able to discuss the relation between your total estate and how much you will be taxed, as well as answer any questions you might have about the tax rate that is applied in the case of Inheritance Tax being applied.


If you have a complaint about regarding Inheritance Tax that has been applied to your or a loved one, or are unhappy with the service that you received regarding your Inheritance Tax, then you can leave a complaint with the helpline, where they will make sure that your issue is registered and solved as quickly as possible.

Inheritance Tax Helpline Opening Hours

Inheritance Tax Opening Hours
Head Office Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
General Enquiries Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
Gifts Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
Death of Person Living Outside of UK Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
Passing on a Home Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
Tax Rates Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
Complaints Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

Other ways to contact Inheritance Tax Helpline

If you don’t want to speak to the Inheritance Tax helpline over the phone, then you can always reach out to the team in other ways, including by writing a letter to this address:

Department for Work and Pensions
PO Box 50101

where you will find someone ready to answer all of your questions as soon as they can.