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Trusts: Tax Planning and Asset Protection

Have you considered trusts when it comes to tax planning and asset protection?   The Purpose of Trusts Whilst trusts were created during the 12th century to protect the assets and interests of the nobility, these days their use is no longer restricted to higher society. Today, trusts serve the same purposes as they did…

A new ‘modernised residence-based regime’: Inheritance Tax

Inheritance Tax (IHT) has traditionally been a domicile-based tax; however, the recent Spring Budget proposed a new ‘modernised residence-based regime’, which seems set to make significant changes to IHT from 6 April 2025.   The concept of Domicile The term domicile traces its roots to the Latin word “Domus”, meaning “Home”. As a concept, domicile…

Preserving Your Family Wealth: Trusts

Have you considered preserving your family wealth?   It is a common occurrence in times of economic uncertainty, most recently the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2008 financial crisis, that asset valuations slump. In recent weeks, there has been widespread concern about the economy and in particular the housing market, with the volume of transactions and…

Wealth Protection

Once clients have built up a successful business, their focus will naturally evolve from business development to protecting the valuable they have buily up from the risks associated with running a business.

New register of overseas entities: Register UK property now

Adding to the plethora of red tape, there is now a requirement for overseas entities (ie a legal entity, such as a company or other organisation, that has legal personality and is governed by the law of a country or territory outside the UK) who own or lease property or land in the United Kingdom…

TRS registrations: This deadline may apply to you

  1st September 2022 – This deadline may apply to you!   If you hold property or investments on behalf of another person, HMRC may consider this as a reportable trust arrangement. This may mean that you need to register on the Trust Registration Service (TRS) before 1st September 2022.   New legislation now in…

TRS – Information required and annual declarations

Intended as a companion to: TRS Who should register and when. The TRS will collect information about the trust and its trustees, settlors and other individuals or organisations exercising control. This will include: Name of the trust. Date the trust was created. Whether the trust is an express trust or not. Details of the trust…

TRS – Who should register and when

The Trust registration service went live in 2017 and required any express trust with UK liabilities to register whether they were UK or non-UK resident. An express trust is simply a trust deliberately created by a settlor by transferring property to a trustee. Who should register? Recent money laundering directives have extended the definition of…

Preserve your wealth

Discover how to manage your wealth effectively at our annual event led by our wealth management and tax experts. There will be three presentations followed by a light lunch – a great networking opportunity. Tax planning tips & traps Barbara Nicholas, Tax Partner at Whiting & Partners  Passing on Wealth – How hard can it…

When an employee becomes a trustee

When an employee becomes a trustee it is important to consider what the salary is paying them for – either trustee duties or for their contractual employment. There are only limited circumstances when trustee boards can pay a trustee for carrying out their trustee duties. Whilst there is a general power to pay a trustee…