Gift and Inheritance Tax (Capital Acquisitions Tax – CAT)

What do you pay CAT on?

Some items regarded as a gift or inheritance include:

  • cash
  • jewellery or a car
  • house or lands
  • stocks and shares
  • the use of a property for free, or for less than it is
  • an interest free loan
  • a life interest or a right of residence in a property.

You may also have to pay discretionary trust tax on property held in discretionary trusts.

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