Four Taxes on Pension Death Benefits

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Do you know what will happen to your pension pot when you pass away? Understanding the tax rules as a pension holder is crucial for your beneficiaries (those who will inherit). There are four different types of taxes that can apply to pension death benefits: If you’re looking for help with your pension and later-life…

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New Increase to Statutory Legacy on Intestacy

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From July 26th (2023), the government has confirmed an increase to the Statutory Legacy on intestacy, from £270,000 to £322,000 (fixed net sum). When someone who has children passes away without a Will (otherwise known as “intestate”), this is the value of personal possessions that the surviving spouse or civil partner is entitled to first,…

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Save Inheritance Tax with Business Property Relief (BPR)

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Have you considered Business Property Relief (BPR) in your Inheritance Tax (IHT) planning? BPR allows you to claim IHT relief of either 50% or 100% on the value of your business or its assets, including qualifying shares. These can be passed on either while you’re alive, or as part of your Will. In this article,…

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Inheritance Tax (IHT) Receipts by HMRC Up 18% Since 2022

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HMRC has released data that Inheritance Tax (IHT) receipts have increased by 18% in January 2023, compared to the financial year prior – currently, receipts are at £5.9 billion, which is £900 million higher than last year. This increase has been driven by HMRC targeting high-value estates, the increase in house prices from 2020-2022, and…

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Loan Trusts for Inheritance Tax Planning: Everything You Need to Know

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Inheritance tax is a concern for many individuals who are looking to pass on their assets to their loved ones. One way to minimise the impact of inheritance tax is through using trusts. Trusts are legal arrangements that allow an individual to transfer their assets to a separate legal entity, which a trustee manages for…

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