Tax exemptions for veterans of conflict

Alistair Robertson, associate, Moore Barlow., 04/11/2020

With Remembrance Day coming up a week today in the 75th year after the end of World War II, a year which has been overshadowed by current events, there are still reasons and ways the country recognises the work and sacrifices people have made and are still making.

The first exemption to be considered is the relief from tax for medals. Initially the exemption only applied to those medals that were awarded for “valour or gallant conduct”, such as the Victoria Cross, Military Cross and George Cross.  If an estate contained other types of medals then it was a requirement, by HMRC, to individually list those medals and decora...

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