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IHT Is Too Complicated, Say Tax Gurus

Tax experts are recommending ministers to take action to simplify inheritance tax rules. The Office of Tax Simplification, an independent government agency looking at how...

Grieving Families Pay Record £5.6 Billion Inheritance Tax

Families have paid a record £5.6 billion inheritance tax despite the government increasing tax breaks. In the 2018-19 tax year, the IHT tax take increased...

Talking About Your Death Is The Last Taboo

Millions of people who have drafted a will refuse to talk about the details with their loved ones, according to new research. While document is...

The Silly Mistakes That Invalidate A Will

A slip of the pen can lead to little mistakes in a will that make the terms invalid. Making sure you have a valid an...

Tax Year Change Heralds New IHT Wealth Limits For Families

Inheritance tax changes heralded in by the changing tax year mean you can pass on at least an extra £25,000 of your wealth tax-free...

Forgetful Savers Could See Pension Cash Go To Ex-Spouses In Error

Thousands of pension savers risk passing their money to an ex-spouse they hate because they don’t keep up with their financial admin when they...

Complex IHT Rules Spark Advice Boom For IFAs

Inheritance advice is one of the hot financial topics for IFAs and their clients but few advisers want to offer a service without the...

Executors Face Paying Unforeseen Tax Bills

People acting as executors for family or friends face settling inheritance tax bills out of their own money if settling an estate takes more...

Dubai Launches New Wills For Expat Property Owners

Expats owning homes, land or commercial buildings in Dubai can now safeguard their investments with an official online property will. The new will allows an...

Death Tax Plan Shelved As Parliament Runs Out Of Time

Unpopular plans to increase the cost of probate on a dead person’s estate have been shelved by the government. Justice Secretary Liz Truss pulled the...

Estate Planning For Expats

If you are an expat and what to do some serious tax planning, you need to know the difference between tax residence and domicile. Both...

What Would You Do With A £119,000 Cash Windfall?

The average inheritance is a cool £119,000 – so what would you do with a windfall like this? Surprisingly, few would spend the cash –...

Talking About Death Is Taboo For Millions

Talking about what financial plans when someone dies is a taboo subject for millions, according to new research. Rather than make a will or discuss...

Plea To Give IHT Cash Back To 28,000 Families In Tax...

Tax campaigners want compensation for 28,000 families who have paid inheritance tax under rules that will be scrapped next year because the government has...

Wealthy Face A Stealth Death Tax To Pay For Probate

Executors of wealthy estates may have to hand over thousands of pounds in probate fees following a review of charges by the Ministry of...

Playing The Generation Game With A Pension

Family Fortunes and The Generation Game are not just light-hearted TV game shows but a necessary part of estate planning with changes to inheritance...

Prince Heads List Of Stars Dying Without A Will

Pop star Prince is the latest in a line of millionaire celebrities to die suddenly without a will. Prince amassed hundreds of millions of dollars...

Bad Trust Can Leave Children With An IHT Bill

Couples need to check they are not inadvertently leaving their children with a tax bill by failing to take account of new inheritance tax...

Don’t Rely On That £1m Inheritance Tax Lifeline

If you believe you can leave an estate of £1 million on your death, then you need to think again because the right comes...