On a Brighter Note – Inheritance Tax Advantages
One of the consequences of the current position we find ourselves in is the substantial negative effect on equity values. The FTSE100 has dropped by over 30% in recent weeks. For those still facing a significant inheritance tax liability now is an opportune time to consider acting. A transfer of equities now could have significant advantages.
Firstly, the transfer value will be significantly lower than previously which means that the value of the gift is fixed at today’s value and any recovery in value will belong to the recipient and never come back into charge in the transferor’s estate
Secondly, such gifts are disposals for capital gains tax purposes and the gain will now be significantly lower than a month ago.