Trusts & Executorships
Trusts might sound like a technicality, or some aspect of bureaucracy, but in reality they’re a powerful tool for looking after your beneficiaries after you’re gone – and for reducing any potential inheritance tax bill.
They’re easier to set up than many people seem to believe, especially with the expert advice and support of tax professionals like us, and deliver enormous benefits.
There are various different trust structures available, each with their pros and cons. We can help you identify the right type of trust to serve your needs and those of your family and manage its setting up. We’ll also review that structure regularly to ensure it continues to work for you.
If you already have a trust in place, we can administer it on your behalf, including any accounting and reporting required through tax returns and inheritance tax returns. We can also advise you on the preparation of your will, working with your legal advisors, and act as trustees or executors if required.
Our trusts and executorship service includes…
- Advice on trust structures
- Trust setup
- Trust administration and review
- Trust reporting, accounting and compliance
- Advice on capital gains tax (CGT) for trust assets
- Advice on trusts and inheritance tax
- Tax advice during the drawing up of wills
- Trustee and executor functions
They call it ‘self-assessment’ but many taxpayers struggle to understand the complex tax return process and so risk filing late, paying too much tax, or paying too little. Let us handle this for you and get it right.
Few of us like to think about dying but, equally, few of us could live with the thought that we’ve failed to make adequate provision for the family and friends who survive us. That’s why planning matters.
Trusts are a relatively easy and tax efficient way to set aside assets for future beneficiaries, outside of the inheritance tax net that can so easily reduce the amount passed on.