Inheritance Tax

Expert Advice

Our Team Can Help You Significantly Reduce Inheritance Tax Liability.

Inheritance Tax

Many people worry about their estate and how much inheritance tax they will have to pay when they pass away. They naturally want to maximise what they can leave behind for their loved ones.

With Inheritance Tax charged on certain lifetime gifts, wealth on death and on certain transfers into and out of trusts. Therefore, it’s crucial that you know all about the available exemptions and reliefs.

Our team can help you significantly reduce inheritance tax liability, or even render it irrelevant.

We offer sound advice on wills and trusts, tax planning and judicious use of gifts.

Tax is currently charged at 40% on estates which are worth more than £325,000. Rises in property values have brought even those with relatively modest homes into the inheritance tax (IHT) net.

A death in the family often leads to the requirement to act quickly.

This is to ensure all assets are safe and to deal with the opportunities that are possible even after death.

Financial Planning

Equally, lifestyle changes such as divorce, redundancy or inheritance mean that your financial strategy should be reviewed.

Often a review of your family’s wealth can identify straightforward ways of organising affairs more appropriately and enable you to anticipate any tax liabilities.

Depending on your goals, we implement a strategy which is likely to involve one or more of the following:

  • lifetime gifts
  • drafting, or revising an existing will
  • establishing trusts
  • life assurance.

The use of lifetime gifts or exempt transfers in your tax planning can be highly beneficial.

For example, lifetime gifts made over 7 years before death are completely exempt. Whereas those within the 7-year limit are subject to tapering reliefs if made 3 years or more before death.

We will work closely with your solicitor to ensure that your plans are effectively put in place.

Our services

We offer preparation of accounts, personal and company tax and business planning.

Our services also include secretarial support, payroll/CIS services, bookkeeping, VAT and company auditing.