Finance Act, 1931

Increase of rates of estate duty.

27.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this section, the scale set out in the Second Schedule to this Act shall, in the case of persons dying on or after the date of the passing of the Act, be substituted for the scale set out in the Fourth Schedule to the Finance Act, 1926 (No. 35 of 1926), as the scale of rates of estate duty.

(2) Where an interest in expectancy within the meaning of Part I of the Finance Act, 1894 , in any property (other than property deemed to pass on the death by virtue of the next preceding section) has before the 6th day of May, 1931, been bonafide sold or mortgaged for full consideration in money or money's worth, then no other duty on that property shall be payable by the purchaser or mortgagee when the interest falls into possession than would have been payable if this Act had not been passed, and in the case of a mortgage any higher duty payable by the mortgagor shall rank as a charge subsequent to that of the mortgagee.