Tag Archives: Inheritance tax

Don’t forget the taxman if you are giving away property Estate Planning, Latest Articles, Tax & Accountancy

Model house in handsProperty investors who want to help their children by gifting them a home can face a tax and financial nightmare.

One of the big worries is what happens to the home if the child has a failed relationship.

Several factors need considering: Continue reading Don’t forget the taxman if you are giving away property


TV business guru switches on to wills and IHT Celebrity Articles, Estate Planning, Latest Articles

Business guru Gerry Robinson is turning his talents to solving inheritance tax and estate planning problems for families in a new TV show.

The new six-part series ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ starts on BBC2 tonight (January 14) with a look at families who want to split their money between their children and favourite charities. Continue reading TV business guru switches on to wills and IHT


Scrap IHT to make wealthy pay more tax, urges think-tank Estate Planning, Latest Articles, Tax & Accountancy

Person with a headache sitting on a Tax signInheritance Tax is unfair and unpopular and should be scrapped in favour of a new ‘gift tax’, argues an influential think-tank.

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) claims inheritance tax (IHT) is too easy to sidestep for the wealthy and estates are rarely charged at the IHT rate of 40%. Continue reading Scrap IHT to make wealthy pay more tax, urges think-tank


Are Property Investors interested in ways to reduce IHT? Estate Planning, Financial Advice, Latest Articles

I’ve raised this question is that it’s important to me.

Am I in the minority though?

I’ve insured my life and written the policy into trust to pay IHT without attracting further IHT.  However, this is going to get more and more expensive as I get older and my wealth grows.  I’ve also investigated various other schemes, most of which involve transferring the properties into a trust.  This is fraught with problems including CGT, IHT, stamp duty and financing. Continue reading Are Property Investors interested in ways to reduce IHT?


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