Your pension can be a valuable part of inheritance-tax planning, says David Prosser.
It is possible to pass on a lot of money to your heirs and pay no inheritance tax. But the plan has some rather large flaws, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
We should abolish inheritance tax, says Merryn Somerset Webb, and replace it with a gift tax, paid at the recipient’s tax rate.
HMRC doesn’t make paying an inheritance-tax bill easy, says Ruth Jackson. Make sure you know how the process works.
Private pensions can be a good way of sheltering assets from inheritance tax. David Prosser explains.
Investing in companies that qualify for business property relief can reduce costs when your estate is passed on. Richard Beddard selects seven of the best.
One alternative to equity release is to gift your home to your children. But beware, says David Prosser – there are several pitfalls.
Your estate might be rather smaller than the Duke of Westminster’s, but there are ways you can reduce your inheritance tax bill too. David Prosser explains.
Natalie Stanton explains how you can manage your finances later in life to ensure your family isn’t charged more than necessary when you die.
Inheritance tax is unfair and full of loopholes, says Merryn Somerset Webb. We should replace it with a gift tax.
High-profile calls to make everyone’s tax return public knowledge are a mistake, says Matthew Lynn. We will miss tax privacy once it’s gone.