From 6 April 2015, spouses and civil partners of ISA holders who died after 3 December 2014 are able to inherit an additional ISA allowance. The value of the inherited ISA allowance is equivalent to the value of funds that the ISA holder held in their ISAs when they died.
The inherited ISA allowance is in addition to the normal annual ISA allowance that investors can continue to use.
Providing that you have an AJ Bell Youinvest ISA and your spouse’s ISA was held with AJ Bell Youinvest you are able to use your additional ISA allowance with us. We do not currently accept transferred additional allowances from other ISA Managers.
You must have been married and living together at the date of death i.e. not separated under a court order, under a deed of separation or in circumstances where the marriage or civil partnership has broken down.
There are time limits for using your additional permitted subscription allowance. If you wish to subscribe using the investments you have inherited from your spouse’s ISA, you must do so within 180 days of the investments passing to you. Cash subscriptions typically must be made within three years of the date of death.