The truth is, if correctly planned, inheritance tax really is voluntary tax, and as leading inheritance tax accountants in Hertfordshire and London, and serving the entire UK, we can demonstrate this to you.
Making the right plans to take care of what happens financially after your death is not a topic many people look forward to, but is an essential step if you are serious about protecting your wealth.
If you don’t think about it in advance, inheritance tax (IHT) will be levied at a hefty 40 per cent on the total value of your estate above ÂŁ325,000 â€“ so forward planning is essential if you want peace of mind.
The estate and inheritance tax planning specialists at Caplan Associates will work with you to identify ways to minimise your inheritance tax liabilities. Weâ€™ll review your estate, including personal and business assets, and prepare a tax-efficient will â€“ a cornerstone of estate planning.
Weâ€™ll look at tax-minimisation opportunities, including trusts, and help you make best use of the gifts and exemptions allowed under IHT rules, including lifetime gifts, annual gifts, gifts to charities and agricultural and business property relief. And weâ€™ll look at your estate from all angles so that, for example, a gift that saves inheritance tax does not create a capital gains tax liability.
At Caplan Associates , expert inheritance tax accountants in Hertfordshire and London, and serving the entire UK, we can help make sure plans are in place to give you financial security during your lifetime and take into consideration the possibility of long-term care costs. We can also advise on life insurance policies written in trust, a simple device that gives your family a tax-free lump sum towards any inheritance tax on your estate.