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Gifts with reservation

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 transfers achieve their potential of becoming exempt...
Domicile and IHT

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 domicile cannot be defined precisely, but the concept rests on...
IHT business asset relief

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 relief for taxpayers with business interests, offering either 50% or 100%...
Inheritance Tax-free gifts reminder

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 of gifts each tax year. This is known as your annual exemption....
Bare or simple trusts

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 is known as a settlor and the trust is for the benefit of one or...