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The Prophet

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Reducing Inheritance Liability
« on: October 10, 2011, 09:55:45 am »
By using all of the annual gifting allowances, families can reduce their eventual inheritance tax bill.
Each person can give £3,000 a year plus an unlimited number of gifts to individuals up to £250 for each person. 
The money given is then not counted in the estate.

So a couple with two children and four grandchildren could give away a total of £8,000 each year.

In addition, there are further allowances for wedding gifts. Parents can give a £5,000 wedding gift, grandparents £2,500 and other relatives and friends can give £1,000.

Regular gifting can also be made free of IHT.  Regular payments can be any amount, but must be made on a regular basis and come from income with the proviso that it does not reduce the standard of living of the giver.


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Re: Reducing Inheritance Liability
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2011, 09:51:14 am »
Inheritance Tax is the most avoidable tax there is.
Yet only the very wealthy actively really do anythuing about it.
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