Tag: Estate Trusts

Selling property held in QNUPS

There are many advantages to putting an investment into QNUPS, one of which is to have the option to also transfer their investment property to the pension, but what happens once you’ve done that? Is it possible to easily sell the property, are there any restrictions, or do I have to wait until a certain…
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Tax considerations for Hong Kongers moving to the UK or buying UK property

Hong Kong citizens who are considering relocating or investing in the UK property market should ensure they have a thorough understanding of the UK tax system, and they should be proactive about tax planning prior to arrival or purchase. Those with a BNO visa, too, will be subject to the UK’s global tax system, which…
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UK Pension Mistakes to Avoid

British Expats: Avoid These Pension Mistakes

Many British expats seek guidance when planning a retirement strategy. They do this to avoid making costly UK pension mistakes that can seriously jeopardise their retirement fund. The planning becomes even more complicated when a British expat doesn’t intend to return to the UK, or if their earrings are exceptionally high. These different scenarios require…
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Pension and Inheritance Tax

Are all pensions inheritance tax free?

Most people know that private pensions are highly tax-efficient and are a useful way to save for retirement. Notwithstanding that, the inheritance tax advantages are as much, if not more attractive, given that your pension fund falls outside your estate for IHT purposes. That means pensions can be a great way to pass money on…
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What is QNUPS?

What is QNUPS?

The QNUPS legislation, also called “The Inheritance Tax (Qualifying Non-UK Pension Schemes) Regulations 2010”, is a set of rules that must be met and followed by Non-UK pensions schemes to put each members pension fund beyond the reach of UK inheritance tax (IHT). The schemes often operate from highly regulated and tax-efficient overseas jurisdictions where…
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How to avoid Inheritance Tax on UK property

The majority of people’s estate value comes from the property they own. This might be their primary home, a buy-to-let investment property or a holiday home outside of the UK and which is included in your estate. Unless you’ve already done something about it, you will pay 40% Inheritance Tax (IHT) on your overall estate…
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A short guide to Inheritance Tax

IHT – Inheritance Tax is probably one of the most hated taxes in the United Kingdom. It is sometimes referred to as a tax on items that have already been taxed, a tax on success and death duties. However, it’s not all doom and gloom as with a little knowledge and preparation, IHT can be…
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Planning ahead to reduce inheritance tax

How to stay ahead in Inheritance Tax Planning?

With the ever-changing rules surrounding inheritance tax, you may feel confused as to how actually you can prepare for what some people call ‘death tax.’ With news such as the Chancellor’s Rishi Sunak plans to increase inheritance tax to offset the cost of Covid-19 pandemic on the UK’s economy, combined with rising UK house prices,…
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The Estate Planning process

Estate Planning is a long process consisting of many steps for it to be comprehensive and “bullet-proof”. What should such a process look like and when Estate Planning should be performed? Estate Planning mainly focuses on deciding how your estate, such as property, cars, investments, or personal items should be allocated after you die. However,…
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When is the right time to start Estate Planning?

Have you taken the time to consider what will happen to your assets and belongings after you pass away, or if you become incapacitated? This question is crucial to ask and address, despite not being pleasant to think about. With so many things in life being unknown, financial advisers recommend starting estate planning as early…
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