Inheritance tax accountants giving consultations to landlords Seeking advice from an inheritance tax accountant isn’t compulsory. It does help you and your loved ones get to grips with your potential IHT liability. You will want to ensure that you don’t pay more than is required. Your loved ones should benefit from your hard work and benefit from the wealth & legacy assets you have created. Our inheritance tax accountants help clients identify the IHT liability and ways to mitigate it. Inheritance tax accountants advice Like many taxes in the United Kingdom, Inheritance Tax (IHT) is avoidable if you plan. There is nothing worse than writing a will and allocating 40% of your wealth to HMRC rather than your children, other family members, friends or charities. Did you want to gift HMRC 40% on your death? The sad reality is that many people do not think about IHT until it is too late. You can create a legal, practical, and effective IHT mitigating plan with the support of our inheritance tax accountants. How to minimise IHT There are simple things that you can do today to minimise tomorrows IHT Our approach is simple and effective as we work with you to minimise Inheritance Tax that could be paid to HMRC if no plan is implemented. Make sure you read our article about UK IHT mitigation: Our goal is to maximise your family wealth whilst reducing HMRC’s tax liabilities. Why are people paying 40% of their wealth to HMRC? 1 – They are not planning ahead or at all. Assets grow, as does their IHT liability 2 – They plan too late. Many people will make plans when they are getting older or becoming ill. Many tax avoidance issues prevent these plans from saving you IHT. 3 – Money is tied up in assets that are subject to Inheritance Tax when they could be converted. Not only will you save IHT, but you may also save on income tax or Capital Gains Tax if appropriately restructured. 4 – There are no plans or documentation to say how assets will be passed down. This may cause other issues other than tax, but why not ensure your assets are passed to those you want. 5 – People do not make gifts to children because they worry about what might happen. Trusts is a great tool to save both Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax whilst ensuring your assets are safeguarded. Our inheritance tax accountants can help you through each of these points. Ways to legally minimise UK IHT Gifts Making gifts to children makes all the sense in the world. Your children get the benefit of the gift in your lifetime and provided you survive for 7 years the asset will no longer be part of your estate. Debts IHT is calculated on your net assets. Why not raise debt against your assets and live a little? Provided that you spend the money, your assets will decrease, as will your IHT liability Life Insurance Did you know that you can buy insurance products that will pay your IHT? This means that you nor your children need to worry about paying HMRC. Inheritance tax consultation for landlords Although we have now told you about the implications of UK inheritance tax, there are some basics that you need to know about your home and inheritance tax. Assets free from UK IHT £325,000 Assets that will not be subject to IHT £175,000 Residence Nil Rate Band for your home in excess of £325,000 40% Assets in excess of the amounts discussed could be subject to 40% Inheritance Tax Tell us about your Inheritance Tax issues What UK tax issues do you need to have resolved? Before our inheritance tax accountants can help, we need some more details about your UK assets.