In re Cochrane: 1905

(Ireland) ‘as in these questions of revenue, matters of mere conveyancing form are immaterial; as we are to view the substance only of the transaction, and as ‘gift’ in the context means ‘beneficial gift,’ so, too, in the actual case before us, should it be held that the reservation of the ultimate trust to Sir Henry Cochrane cannot, per se . . render the entire capital subject to duty.’


Palles CB


[1905] 2 IR 626

Cited by:

CitedIngram and Another v Commissioners of Inland Revenue HL 10-Dec-1998
To protect her estate from Inheritance Tax, the deceased gave land to her solicitor, but then took back a lease. The solicitor then conveyed the land on freehold on to members of her family.
Held: The lease-back by the nominee was not void as . .
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Ireland, Taxes – Other

Updated: 13 May 2022; Ref: scu.223776