Like all tax planning, inheritance tax planning in London is much more complex than many people appreciate. Solicitors deal with the legal aspects, Accountants with the tax aspects and Financial Planners with plans that help avoid inheritance tax in London.
At Bluebond Tax Planning, we will provide you with integrated solutions to all the legal, tax and financial planning elements in one comprehensive IHT plan.
Our wide inheritance tax knowledge means you only have to deal with us to understand the strategies involved in solving your IHT problems in London and then use specialist firms of lawyers and tax consultants to implement those strategies.
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"Everyone's situation is different but having an initial discussion with Charles has really helped me personally navigate what can be a daunting subject."
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I have used Bluebond for setting up a discretionary trust for my children as well as inheritance tax and estate planning for my home and other properties. Having searched for years, it was only after meeting and speaking with Charles that I felt confident enough to take these next steps, and I'm very glad I did. His ability to explain complex issues in simple terms and walk you through every step of the process is quite simply unparalleled.
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A recent survey found that 70% of people had no idea about the new inheritance tax allowance for homes.
There are quite a wide range of gifts that can be made to reduce your IHT liability while you are alive.
If you have assets over £2 million, we may advise that you look into setting up FIC.
Inheritance Tax planning is a process used to avoid inheritance tax on your estate in London on your death. As a rough guide, if your assets in London exceed £325,000 (known as the Nil Rate Band or NRB) the excess will be taxed at 40%.If you are married or widowed, your executors can now claim two allowances thus meaning you do not have a problem if you die with assets below £650,000. Of course, it is not as simple as this. If you own a home, you will have an additional allowance called the residential nil rate band which will be £175,000 per person.
Inheritance Tax (IHT) in London is usually only payable on the second death within a married couple providing suitable Wills have been drawn up leaving the excess over the NRB to the surviving spouse.
As IHT is charged on the second death you should, of course, do some projections as to what your estate in London will be worth at that time as in many cases your estate value grows faster than the NRB allowances. In many cases, where property or properties in the south of the UK are the main assets, the IHT liability can almost double every 10 -12 years.
The rules regarding inheritance tax were changed in October 2006 and so if you have not had your existing Wills reviewed since that time is advised to do so. All new clients who proceed with our Advanced Wealth Protection Plan will have new wills included as part of the plan.
Most people in London fail to project forward the value of their assets over the time of their perceived lifetimes and so believe they will not have a large IHT liability. This is a serious error – Take the time to get the projections or engage us to do them for you.
Trusts are usually a better route than Life Insurance in London as they enable you and your beneficiaries to not only avoid the inheritance tax after seven years but also help keep control of the assets in the event of divorce or bankruptcy of your children. If set up correctly, they can also help avoid expensive care home fees in London.
However, before you give assets away, you need to ensure that you are financially secure for the rest of your natural life. The good news is that money placed into a trust can also continue to supply you with an income stream for life. An experienced inheritance tax and Estate Planning Adviser in London is essential for your peace of mind in this area.
As inheritance tax Advisers, we have a specialist inheritance Tax calculator which we use to help clients in London and prospective clients get a much better idea of their actual probable liability. From this point of true calculation, it’s better to determine the most suitable strategies to resolve the inheritance tax problem in London.
Rule of thumb if you do not have access to this software: Use this link to calculate your IHT in London and once you have calculated your liability ( if most of your money is in your home ) double it every 10 years to give yourself a better idea. However, you should speak with us directly for a more accurate understanding.
The information contained in this web site is for UK consumers only. Like most firms of solicitors and accountants, Bluebond Tax Planning is not regulated by the FCA. The content of this website does not constitute FCA regulated financial advice and all content is provided for general information purposes only. Bluebond is not responsible for any action you may take as a result of information on this site. All advice will be delivered on a personal basis once we fully understand your situation and our client agreements have been signed.