Reducing Inheritance Tax from 40% to just 5%
We work with -
People who are concerned about preserving their estate wealth.
Have an estate that would reduce significantly in size as a result of a tax charge applied on their death.
We help them to -
Maintain access to their estate at the same time preserving most, if not all, of their estate from inheritance tax.
A good example is -
Mr M, who was 72 at the time, married to Mrs M aged 71 with an inheritance tax problem of 40% of their estate in excess of the 'tax free' limit.
They had a plethora of investment vehicles such as ISA's, PEP's, unit trusts and investment bonds. These were a source of income producing assets in their retirement, which was of significant importance to them.
The problem was -
There was no investment strategy, the statements were all written in different formats, income received was sporadic, all of which led to an overwhelming amount of administration. Mr and Mrs M were also in poor health.
Created a strategy to firstly consolidate the investments to an investment supermarket and set up simple systems to minimise the paperwork, provide a regular income and design an investment strategy commensurate with their investment philosophy.
Next, we created a schedule of trusts that would reduce the inheritance tax from 40% now to 30% in 3 years and just 5% in 11 years.
As a result -
Mr and Mrs M know exactly where their investments are, they receive a regular income, they are instructing an investment strategy of their choice and most importantly they have a clear plan to reduce their estate tax on death.