Selling the pharmacy or retiring?

When it comes to retiring or selling your pharmacy business, addressing tax matters like Capital Gains Tax (CGT) and Inheritance Tax (IHT) is not just important; it's crucial.

Proper planning can make the difference between preserving your hard-earned wealth and facing unexpected tax bills.


Start early for tax-saving success

The key to successful tax planning is to start early. Even if you’re a younger pharmacist, planning can offer benefits on multiple fronts. It not only addresses current tax issues but also paves the way for a financially secure retirement in the future.

Minimising Inheritance Tax 

One essential aspect of planning is to explore opportunities for reducing Inheritance Tax. Business Property Relief (BPR) is a valuable tool that may allow you to exclude the value of your pharmacy from IHT calculations. This applies whether you intend to gift your business or pass it on after your lifetime. By thoughtfully utilising BPR, you can secure the future of your pharmacy business without the burden of excessive taxation.

Navigating Capital Gains Tax 

Capital Gains Tax can be a significant concern when selling your pharmacy. However, with strategic planning, you can mitigate its impact. By carefully structuring your sale, you may be able to reduce the CGT liability, allowing you to retain more of the proceeds from the sale.

Ready to sell? Reach out for expert guidance

If you’re approaching the sale of your pharmacy business, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. We can provide you with expert guidance on tax preparation, strategies for potential tax savings, and a smooth transition into retirement or your next venture.


For more in-depth insights and expert tax-saving tips, we invite you to explore our guides. These are valuable resources to help you navigate the intricate world of tax planning and make informed decisions for your financial future.

Ewen Dyer

Managing Director

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