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Tips and Tricks

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How to Use Gifts to Avoid Inheritance Tax

How to Use Gifts to Avoid Inheritance Tax There are many confusing and complex ways to avoid inheritance tax (IHT), most people overlook gifts when searching for ways to save on IHT even though it is one of the simplest options. When used properly, there are no fees to pay or forms to fill out. […]

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5 Tips to Save on Probate Solicitor Fees

5 Tips to Save on Probate Solicitor Fees “There are only two certainties in life, death and taxes” –Benjamin Franklin. It is likely that Franklins personal representatives would have added something else to that list. The retirement age is on the rise with no signs of slowing; people are working longer and harder to save […]

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How to make life easier for loved ones when you die

How to make life easier for loved ones when you die The chances are, you won’t find many people that like to talk about the subject of death, this a taboo subject for most people even though it’s an unavoidable part of life. Pass away and it’s harder for the people you leave behind, they’re […]

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How to save on tax using a Deed of Variation

How to save on tax using a Deed of Variation Many people will spend their entire lifetime carefully putting away money to provide for the generations that come after them. So it can be very upsetting to see 40% of the money that a loved one worked so hard to leave for their beneficiaries taken […]

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Facts you need to know about inheritance tax

Facts you need to know about inheritance tax If you died wouldn’t you want your loved ones to be sufficiently taken care off and receive the money you had worked hard for throughout your life? That’s a natural presumption, you build an estate over your lifetime, pay your house off, put savings away, invest in […]

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Be safe not sorry: Put your will into secure legal document storage

Be safe not sorry: Put your will into secure legal document storage Drawing up a will puts your mind at rest that your estate will be distributed as you wish when you pass away. However, this is only the case if your will is safe, secure and easily accessible. Many people neglect to keep their […]

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5 Tips for Reducing Your Inheritance Tax Bill

5 Tips for Reducing Your Inheritance Tax Bill The amount of inheritance tax claimed by HMRC has been steadily increasing over recent years and is set to continue to do so as property prices rise. If you want to minimise your inheritance tax bill then it’s important that you remain well informed about inheritance tax […]

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Amount of inheritance tax claimed by HMRC increases

Amount of inheritance tax claimed by HMRC increases Statistics have shown that the amount of inheritance tax claimed by HMRC increased from £2.9bn in the tax year ending April 2012 to £3.1bn in the tax year ending April 2013. A study by the accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young Accountants found that the increase was primarily […]

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Risky offshore inheritance tax loophole could cause fines & prosecution

Risky offshore inheritance tax loophole could cause fines & prosecution Wherever there are rules there will always be people looking for loopholes in the law to get around them, and some of these loopholes are more dangerous and questionable than others. The latest inheritance tax loophole to emerge has been branded as extremely dangerous as it […]

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Important things to consider when writing your will

Important things to consider when writing your will There are a number of things that you will need to think about before you’re ready to sit down and start penning your will. In this blog we will discuss the points that you need to consider and the decisions that you need to make prior to […]

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