Gifts with reservation

The majority of gifts made during a person’s life are not subject to tax at the time of the gift. These lifetime transfers are known as ‘potentially exempt transfers’ or ‘PETs’. These gifts or

Qualifying for residence nil rate band

The Inheritance Tax residence nil rate band (RNRB) is a transferable allowance for married couples and civil partners (per person) when their main residence is passed down to a direct descendent such

Domicile and IHT

Domicile is a general legal concept which in basic terms is taken to mean the country where you permanently belong. But actually, determining domicile status can be complex. HMRC guidance states that

IHT business asset relief

There are a number of reliefs available that can reduce liability to IHT if you inherit the estate of someone who had died. One of these reliefs is known as Business Relief and is a valuable tax

Inheritance Tax-free gifts reminder

We wanted to remind our readers of the Inheritance Tax (IHT) implications of making cash gifts during the current 2021-22 tax year that will end on 5 April 2022.

You can give away up to £3,000 worth

Bare or simple trusts

A trust is an obligation that binds a trustee, an individual or a company to deal with the assets such as land, money and shares which form part of the trust. The person who puts assets into a trust

Leaving gifts to charity in your Will

The government introduced new rules to encourage charitable giving on death in 2012. The rule which has remained unchanged ever since means that a reduced rate of Inheritance Tax (IHT) of 36% (reduced

IHT and domicile

Domicile is a general legal concept which in basic terms is taken to mean the country where you permanently belong but actually determining domicile status can be complex. HMRC guidance states that

IHT change of domicile

It is possible in certain circumstances for an individual to have two domiciles although this is unusual. There is a concept in the UK of deemed domicile, whereby any person who has been resident in