Bereavement and Tax – it’s changing again. There can be a mountain of paperwork to deal with after a bereavement, and everyday matters like dealing with banks, council departments and utility companies can become overwhelming. One area that needs attention after most bereavements is tax.
Inheritance Tax is charged on your estate at date of death. Ouch. You are liable for all your property in the UK and elsewhere. If you are not living in the UK then the tax only applies to property you own in the UK. Make sure you know what to expect and what your options are.
Will Trusts allow you to set up a Trust and appoint Trustees in your Will in order to manage your affairs after death. Will Trusts have no legal standing while the holder is alive; they come into force on death.