How an unmarried couple are protected from excessive Inheritance Tax bills
Mr J and Miss S are an unmarried couple who live together and have no intention of marrying.
They were surprised when they read that couples who live together have no inheritance rights no matter how long they have been together.
Also, unlike married couples, they cannot benefit from the transfer of an unused Inheritance Tax (IHT) allowance.
Inheritance Tax (IHT) Trusts
So Mr J and Miss S consulted Will Power, and we investigated all their circumstances and desires for the future.
As their joint assets amounted to more than £325,000, we concluded that best advice was for them to include Inheritance Tax (IHT) Trusts in their wills. These would ensure that Mr J and Miss S were protected from IHT bills on their property up to the value of £650,000.
In this case no IHT is payable on first death because the estate of the first to die amounts to less than £325,000. If it amounts to more, then IHT will have had to be paid on the excess. Willpower can however affect an introduction to one of our trusted financial partners to enable this payment to be covered by insurance.
Expertise Without The Cost
Mr J and Miss S were pleased with the specialist advice provided by Will Power. They were delighted that the expertise provided cost nothing, paying only to prepare the required legal documents. The resulting Inheritance Tax Saving (IHT) will significantly outweigh the fee to Will Power.
“We would like to commend Will Power for a job well done. They have exceeded my expectations and I would most certainly recommend them wholeheartedly.”
About Will Power
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You can be sure that once we have visited and examined your family’s situation, we will recommend the most appropriate wealth and care fee protection services for you and your family.
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