Inheritance tax is voluntary

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. Otherwise, inheritance tax (IHT) will be levied at a hefty 40 per cent on the total value of your estate above £325,000 – so forward planning is essential if you want peace of mind.

Our estate and inheritance tax planning specialists work with you to identify ways to minimise your inheritance tax liabilities. We will review your estate, including personal and business assets, and prepare a tax-efficient will – a cornerstone of estate planning.

We’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. We will 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.

Estate planning is not just about what happens when you die

At DJ Colom Accountants LTD  we will 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.

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Fixed Fees

We are a firm of accountants that gives you a fixed fee in advance. It means you can use us without worrying that the clock is always ticking. Read more

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Corporation Tax

Often companies are paying more tax than they legally have to. Find out more in a free corporation tax review with a senior partner.

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