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15 Oct 2020 The pitfalls of US/UK tax planning – the US Living Trust

While the perception of the pitfalls of US/UK tax planning has improved since this article was first written in 2011, there remains…

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02 Oct 2020 Historic Home County pays more inheritance tax than all of Scotland

Surrey is the UK’s Inheritance Tax capital, with the county’s residents paying £259m in IHT in 2017/18*

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27 Jul 2020 Making a Will during the Covid-19 pandemic

Advances in technology have been invaluable during the lockdown brought about by coronavirus but, until recently, making a Will could not be done digitally.

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26 Jul 2020 Families moving in together in lockdown risk triggering inheritance tax bills

Elderly people who have moved back into a property during lockdown that they have previously gifted to family members…

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17 Jul 2020 Government needs to reintroduce indexation relief if it raises CGT rates

Plans to review Capital Gains Tax (CGT) have raised speculation that headline rates may be increased later this year.

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24 Apr 2020 COVID-19: inheritance planning and gifting

There could be a silver lining in the stock market crash for individuals who want to transfer assets to their dependents.

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04 Dec 2019 Increase in value of estates being inherited entirely due to house price inflation

The increase in the value of estates being inherited over the last five years is entirely due to property price inflation.

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12 Oct 2017 Joint accounts – Whose money is it?

Joint bank accounts may be a flexible and practical solution for the management of money on a day to day basis.

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09 Jun 2017 Justice and reason? Rogge v HMRCC summarises how the settlor-interested rules work in the UK and offshore

The First Tier Tax Tribunal case of Rogge and Others v HMRC concerned three appeals against assessments to income tax by HMRC, relating specifically to the income tax implications for settlors and trustees of settlor-interested trusts where the settlor pays income to the trust (for example, by way of rent or loan interest).

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06 Mar 2017 Non-Domiciled Spouses – Inheritance Tax Exemption

The spouse exemption is arguably the most important inheritance tax (IHT) relief, as it ensures that no IHT is payable on any gift made between husbands and wives or civil partners during their lifetime or on death.

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