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Tax Planning

When writing your Will, it can also be utilised to be tax efficient. Without proper inheritance tax planning, your family could be faced with a large tax liability when you die, considerably reducing the amount your loved ones receive. If you die and your estate is over a certain value, your beneficiaries may be liable to pay inheritance tax at 40% of the value of your assets above that amount.

By taking advice on Inheritance Tax planning, you may be able to:

  • Mitigate Inheritance Tax
  • Keep your assets within your family
  • Protect your Inheritance Tax allowance if you were to die and your partner were to re-marry
  • Protect assets passing to children/grandchildren from the risk of their becoming bankrupt or divorced.
  • Protect assets for your surviving spouse
  • Protect assets from Care Home fees

Summer Budget 2015

The Summer Budget 2015 introduced changes to the rules on Inheritance Tax (IHT) which may result in a significant benefit for many individuals and families across the UK. At W Davies, we can advise you on the new rules and how to utilise the changes which have been made. You can also read our article on how the Summer Budget may affect you (in relation to IHT) for more information.

At W Davies we can provide you with expert advice on all of the above. If you would like more information on tax planning, or would like to speak to one of our solicitors in Woking, please contact Steve Meredith at sxm@wdavies.com.