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Death duties

Over the past week we have been commemorating those who have been killed or injured in battle.

The tax system remembers the sacrifices made by our troops too.

For more than 300 years the estate of anyone who dies in active service or whose death is 'hastened by it' has been exempt or partially exempt from any death duties.

But how do families of those who've been killed go about claiming this exemption? Money Box hears from Alan Barr, Partner at Brodies and Director of Legal Practice at University of Edinburgh.

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