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Are Discretionary Will Trusts Still Necessary?
Are Discretionary Will Trusts Still Necessary?
Discretionary trusts were previously popular amongst those wishing to maximise their Nil-Rate Bands. But they still have a range of uses, despite changes to the…...
Avoiding Inheritance Tax
Avoiding Inheritance Tax
We take a look at one method by which inheritance tax can be avoided through the use of a trust....
Budget 2011 and Inheritance Tax: What Changed?
Budget 2011 and Inheritance Tax: What Changed?
The 2011 Budget included the '10 for 10' scheme - a way for taxpayers to cut their Inheritance Tax liabilities by donating part of their estate to charity....
Checklist: Do I Need a Testamentary Trust?
Checklist: Do I Need a Testamentary Trust?
Testamentary trusts have a variety of uses and applications, but they are not for everyone. A testamentary trust is simply one tool in the estate planning arsenal....
Failure of Testamentary Trusts
Failure of Testamentary Trusts
Looking at the ways in which individuals can contribute to Child Trust Fund Accounts, and the process by which withdrawals can be made on maturity....
Life Insurance Trusts
Life Insurance Trusts
All the ways in which trusts can be used to keep life insurance pay-outs safe from the taxman....
Potential Problems with Inheritance Tax and Trusts
Potential Problems with Inheritance Tax and Trusts
The potential problems and limitations associated with the use of trusts to mitigate an inheritance tax liability....
What is a Testamentary Trust?
What is a Testamentary Trust?
This article looks at the characteristics of a testamentary trust, and the way in which they differ from those of living trusts....
What is Inheritance Tax?
What is Inheritance Tax?
This article defines inheritance tax, looks at the rates at which it must be paid, and investigates potential exemptions....
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