Wills are an essential element of any Inheritance Tax (IHT) planning scheme. They can ensure efficient use of allowances and exemptions and create legacies to trusts which maximise the benefits of Business Property Relief (BPR) and Agricultural Property Relief (APR).
Whatever your circumstances, we will have a solution to reduce your tax exposure.
Good Inheritance tax planning should always start with a thorough review of your Will – by getting the basic structure in place your plans will have the greatest chance of success.
If your estate exceeds £325,000 your estate may be subject to Inheritance Tax. Subject to certain conditions, married couples and civil partners may be able to make use of a transferrable allowance and qualify for an exemption of up to £650,000. Above these levels tax is charged at 40% and will significantly reduce the amount you can pass on to your beneficiaries.
We will look at the composition of your estate and come up with practical proposals to reduce your tax exposure. We will:
To get the best results you will need a lawyer with technical skills and the ability to apply them in a practical way.
Our team is recognised by the Legal 500 and are members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). We have been doing this work for generations and keep up to date with changes in the law so that we stay abreast of any developments.
We have specialists in Trusts and Tax who can help you after your Will has been drawn, and a range of other services to ensure you are offered continuity of advice.