Inheritance Tax

Inheritance Tax

Inheritance Tax Planning

Roy Jenkins, a former Labour Chancellor, once described inheritance tax (IHT) as “a voluntary levy paid by those who distrust their heirs more than they dislike the Inland Revenue.” To an extent this is true, there are a number of routes that are available to all of us to reduce our potential liability to IHT, the issue is knowing what to use and when.

Residential properties, particularly in the South-East, have long been ripe pickings for the Inland Revenue to increase their tax take but what, if any, impact will the new increases to the Nil Rate band have on your circumstances?

Most people are aware of the 7 year rule for giving gifts valued over the annual gift allowance but did you know there are perfectly legitimate ways of getting money out of your estate in 2 years?

Please contact us for an initial discussion with no obligation.

Investments – The Market value of your investments and the income derived from them can go down as well as up and you may get back less than you have invested. Products which may enable inheritance tax exemption after two years may carry higher risk and therefore may not be suitable for all clients.

Please contact us for an informal, no-obligation chat about your financial requirements.


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