Looking for Inheritance Tax Planning?
We Howard Wright are based just outside Wolverhampton in Codsall. We are a family run firm who have been in business for over 40 years.
We provide Financial advice on all areas of financial planning especially Inheritance Tax Planning.
What is Inheritance Tax?
Inheritance Tax is a tax on the estate (the property, money and possessions) of someone who has passed away.
You will most likely not have to pay Inheritance Tax if the value of your estate is below £325,000, if you leave everything above the £325,000 threshold to your spouse, Civil Partner, Charity or a community sports club.
It is recommended that even if the Estate is below £325,000 you report it to HMRC.
If you give away your home to your children (including adopted, foster or stepchildren) or grandchildren your threshold can increase to £475,000.
If you’re married or in a civil partnership and your estate is worth less than your threshold, any unused threshold can be added to your partner’s threshold when you die. This means their threshold can be as much as £950,000.
How much is Inheritance Tax?
The standard Inheritance Tax rate is 40%. It’s only charged on the part of your estate that’s above the threshold.
ExampleYour estate is worth £500,000 and your tax-free threshold is £325,000. The Inheritance Tax charged will be 40% of £175,000 (£500,000 minus £325,000).
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Once you have done this one of our Chartered Financial Planners will then contact you as soon as possible, to discuss your circumstances and arrange your free initial Consultation.
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