Lots of people worry about Inheritance Tax but the good news is that leaving a gift to charity in your Will can help reduce, or even remove, the tax burden on your estate.
Your legal adviser will be able to explain how the Inheritance Tax rules apply to you and your particular circumstances. As a charity we’re not able to offer legal or tax advice, and the information below is offered for guidance only.
Other exemptions that affect your Inheritance Tax bill
As well as charitable legacy-giving there are a number of measures that may help reduce your estate’s IHT liability. Your legal adviser will inform you of any that are relevant to your circumstances and help you plan your Will accordingly.
The following information is offered for guidance only.
Check out our free Will-writing service for professional help.
The Government’s own webpages on inheritance tax contain lots of helpful information and useful examples.
If you are the Executor of an estate, HM Revenue and Customs offer an Inheritance and Probate Helpline on 0300 123 1072.
To find a solicitor visit the Law Society and search for a specialism in Wills, Trusts and Probate in your area or postcode.
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