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Inheritance Tax Advice

Inheritance tax (IHT) has for many years been viewed as more of a voluntary tax.  Whilst it is not quite that straightforward, considerable IHT savings can be made with careful planning.

IHT is charged at 40% on an individual’s estate on death to the extent that this exceeds the nil rate band of £325,000 (now frozen until 2014/15).

There are numerous planning options to consider ranging from Wills, gifts out of income, gifts out of capital and trusts, to name but a few.  If these were not enough, there are also investments which allow you to retain full access but which are exempt from IHT after as little as two years ownership and can work in conjunction with life assurance to make these immediately effective.

When planning for the future we also offer Lasting Powers of Attorney to ensure that your assets are secure should the worst happen.

Professional advice on how to reduce your potential IHT liability is essential and we have considerable expertise in finding a solution that is right for you.

Download our free fact sheet on Inheritance Tax Planning

If you would like to discuss Inheritance Tax with one of our tax and trusts team you can contact us today to arrange a free 30 minute consultation.

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