Wills: VAT

Treasury written question – answered on 26 July 2019.

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Photo of Paul Farrelly Paul Farrelly Labour, Newcastle-under-Lyme

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of removing VAT from wills that include a charitable donation.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

Under current EU law, it is not possible to remove VAT on fees for writing wills where those wills include charitable donations.

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