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Making Plans to Mitigate against Inheritance Tax - Set Up A Trust

Updated: Jun 17, 2019



Some people who make gifts to reduce Inheritance Tax are concerned about losing control of the money. This is where trusts can help. When you set up a trust it is a legal arrangement and you will need to appoint 'trustees' who are responsible for holding and managing the assets. Trustees have a responsibility to manage the trust on behalf of, and in the best interest of, the beneficiaries in accordance with the trust terms. The terms will be set out in a legal document called the 'trust deed'.

You need to bear in mind there might be tax consequences if you set up a trust. The rules around trusts are complicated, so you should always obtain professional advice.


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