Have you ever tried to estimate how much Inheritance Tax (IHT) is liable on your estate? You may wish to use this 'ready-reckoner' to calculate how much IHT might be due - the result may surprise you.
This is provided as a quick guide only - it does not include other relief and exemptions that may be applicable to you and your assets. It is also important to note that any gifts made in the past seven years, or entitlements you may have in existing trusts, are not included in this calculation. These may further increase your liability to IHT.
For married couples/civil partnerships, any liability to IHT may not arise until the second death, depending upon the provisions of Wills.
To quickly generate an outline assessment of IHT liability, simply insert your best estimate of the relevant figures into each of the boxes below.
If you are concerned about the effect that IHT will have on your estate and the amount of money that will be left to family and friends, we will be pleased to tell you about the range of products and services available as part of the St. James's Place Approach to Trust* and Estate Planning.
*Trusts are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.