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Inheritance Tax

The order of gifting and 14 Year rule: Quick reference guide

The order of gifting and 14 Year rule: Quick reference guide

This quick reference guide provides information on how the order in which donors make Potentially Exempt Transfers and Chargeable Lifetime Transfers can affect the amount of inheritance tax (IHT) payable on their death. Topic:Lifetime Gifts

Normal expenditure out of income - Quick reference guide

This guide will provide you with the information you require to advise clients wanting to make regular gifts out of excess income. Topic:Lifetime Gifts

Residence nil rate band - Quick reference guide

We have provided two quick reference guides to explain the Residence Nil Rate Band. Topic:NIL Rate Band
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Nil-rate band discretionary trusts

Since the introduction of the transferable nil-rate band, the use of the nil-rate band discretionary trusts is now appears limited for estate planning. However, it remains an important tool in effective estate planning. Topic:NIL Rate Band
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A simple view for order of gifting with PET’s and CLT’s during lifetime and the impact upon death

A simple summary of the potential tax consequences based on the order a donor makes an outright gift as a potentially exempt transfer (PET) or a chargeable lifetime transfer (CLT) in life and death. Topic:Lifetime Gifts
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Wills and trusts part 1

The terms "will" and "trust" are common, but sometimes poorly understood. The distinctions between them are significant, as they are both important in estate and succession planning but generally serve different purposes. In a well thought out financial plan they are complementary to each other. Here we look at what they are and how they’re created. Topic:Succession planning
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Wills and trusts part 2

Wills and trusts, as described in our previous article ‘wills and trusts part 1’, are common, but sometimes poorly understood. The distinctions between them are significant, as they are both important in estate and succession planning but generally serve different purposes. Here we look at each in more detail. Topic:Succession planning

Absolute or discretionary trust and IHT

The following article provides information about inheritance tax planning for UK domiciled individuals where a gift has been made and the individual does not require access to capital or withdrawals. Topic:Lifetime Gifts
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Deeds of variation

How deeds of variation can be used to alter the position of a deceased person’s estate and how to register a deed of variation with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in the UK. Topic:Succession planning
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Transferrable nil-rate bands

This article provides a summary of the changes introduced on 9 October 2007 relating to transferable nil-rate bands which received Royal Assent in the Finance Act 2008. Topic:NIL Rate Band

Inheritance Tax (IHT) planning - using your tax allowances

The following case study illustrates a typical IHT planning issue for UK domiciled clients along with potential solutions. A full fact find would need to be completed to assess suitability of the potential solutions by the adviser. The solutions are based on exemptions and allowances available under the rules in force at the date of this article for the tax year 2015/16. Topic:Lifetime Gifts
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Rules of Intestacy

This article explains how your estate will be distributed under the laws of England and Wales. It also touches briefly on how this differs from the laws of Scotland and Northern Ireland. Topic:Succession planning
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Regular premium policies and exemptions

Various exemptions are available to individuals who wish to give assets away so that they are immediately no longer included in their ‘estate’ for inheritance tax (IHT) purposes. Topic:Lifetime Gifts

Business/Agricultural Property Relief

This article explains how Business Property Relief and Agricultural Property Relief operate in relation to Inheritance Tax planning and also highlights some of the recent cases on this topical subject. Topic:Succession planning
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An introductory guide to Wills

Many people wrongly believe that their whole estate will pass to their spouse or civil partner upon their death. However, this will only apply if a correctly drawn up Will makes such provision. Topic:Succession planning
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Succession planning & cross border issue

This article addresses some of the issues an adviser may face when advising an individual who has assets situated in both the UK and other jurisdictions. Topic:Succession planning
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UK IHT gifts – exemptions and reliefs

This article is designed to give you a basic understanding of the exemptions and reliefs available for UK inheritance tax payable on gifts. Topic:Lifetime Gifts
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Obtaining a domicile ruling before death

UK HMRC rarely provide rulings until they become relevant for tax purposes. However, a guidance note was issued by HMRC (HMRC Brief 34/2010) which details the circumstances in which an individual’s domicile will be considered for IHT. Topic:NIL Rate Band

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