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The term 'relevant property' defines a category of trust property which is subject to a special regime for inheritance tax (IHT). As described in...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Davies of Clarke Willmott 12th Jan
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On the face of it, there would appear to be no specific impediment, if there is no reason to suppose that a person is without capacity, in them...
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9th Nov
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Offshore income gains (OIGs) are gains realised on the disposal of interests in offshore funds which are either:•non-distributor offshore funds, or...
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9th Nov
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The issue of sham is most likely to be raised by the settlor's creditors or former spouse if the settlor is involved in matrimonial proceedings, who...
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9th Nov
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A trust is formed either by lifetime gift or on death when a person (the settlor) transfers assets to another person or persons (the trustees) to hold...
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Produced in partnership with Mourant Ozannes and Carey Olsen 12th Jan
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When trustees are engaged in trust litigation, issues often arise as to how their litigation costs are to be funded. A Beddoe application is the best...
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Produced in partnership with Kate Davenport QC of Outer Temple Chambers and Adele Isaacs of Bankside Chambers 12th Jan
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This Practice Note outlines Bermuda trust law and focuses upon its unique features and recent reforms, such as Bermuda's regime for private trust...
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Produced in partnership with Vanessa Lovell Schrum and Caljonah Smith of Appleby, Bermuda 12th Jan
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This Practice Note provides guidance on Cayman Islands STAR trusts. For general information about the Cayman Islands, see Practice Note: Private...
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Produced in partnership with Mourant Ozannes and Carey Olsen 12th Jan
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Trust litigation has been classified as being of three types:•a dispute as to the trusts on which trustees hold the subject matter of the settlement•a...
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9th Nov
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Duration of a trustThe duration of an express trust is subject to the restrictions imposed by the rules against remoteness of vesting and against the...
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9th Nov
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Duty to distribute to the correct beneficiariesOn the termination of the trust, the trustees are under a duty to distribute the trust assets to the...
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9th Nov
Precedents
This Deed of Appointment is made on [date] by [trustee] of [address] and [trustee] of [address] (the Trustees).Background(A)This Deed is supplemental...
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9th Nov
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When you advise an individual on cross-border issues or offshore tax planning, it is important to establish the 'situs' (ie location) of the assets...
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9th Nov
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Liferent trustsA liferent trust (or trust liferent) is a trust which, when settled, confers a use and income benefit, or both, in the trust property...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Murrin of Turcan Connell 12th Jan
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An offshore trust is any non-UK resident trust. The liability of trustees of an offshore trust to UK inheritance tax (IHT) is not dependent on the...
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Produced in partnership with Jenny Wilson-Smith and Emma Haley of Boodle Hatfield 12th Jan
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Express creation of trustsA trust is constituted expressly where the owner of property (the truster) transfers property to trustees to hold for...
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Produced in partnership with Yvonne Evans, Law Lecturer, Solicitor (non-practising), TEP, University of Dundee 12th Jan

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Due to potential difficulties in having paperwork signed and posted during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, certain rules...
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15th Jan
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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: Following the Inheritance Tax Review Call for evidence and Survey, which ran from 27 April and 8 June 2018, the Office of Tax...
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15th Jan
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This Practice Note was originally produced in partnership with Tolley.When an individual dies, their estate is liable to income tax on the income that...
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15th Jan
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STOP PRESS: A new fixed net sum of £270,000 applies with effect from 6 February 2020, in accordance with Schedule 1A to the Administration of Estates...
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15th Jan
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CGT position on an individual’s deathThe rules dealing with capital gains tax (CGT) on death provide that:•assets that the deceased was competent to...
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15th Jan
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Nil rate band (NRB) and transferable nil rate band (TNRB)Each person's estate is exempt from inheritance tax (IHT) up to a certain threshold, called...
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Produced in partnership with Lucy Edwards of Penningtons Manches LLP and now maintained by Lexis®PSL 15th Jan
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STOP PRESS: The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) published its first report on the review of capital gains tax (CGT) on 11 November 2020. The report...
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15th Jan
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The personal representatives (PRs) are responsible for finalising the deceased's tax affairs. They must file outstanding tax returns and claim any...
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15th Jan
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It is common for trustees or personal representatives (PRs) to run a property business. A property business is one which generates income from land...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Davies of Clarke Willmott 15th Jan
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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: As announced at Budget 2018, draft legislation to be included in Finance Bill 2019–20 was published on 11 July 2019 and includes a...
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Produced in partnership with Alison Cartin of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner 15th Jan
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While interest often accrues on overdue tax, the late payment of certain taxes may also attract a penalty. For information on the interest accruing on...
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15th Jan
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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: Following the Inheritance Tax Review Call for evidence and Survey, which ran from 27 April and 8 June 2018, the Office of Tax...
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Produced in partnership with Katie Doyle of Mishcon de Reya LLP 15th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Due to potential difficulties in having paperwork signed during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, certain rules relating to...
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15th Jan
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STOP PRESS: With effect from 6 April 2020, all disposals of UK residential property by UK residents which result in a CGT liability must be notified...
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15th Jan
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The need to value the estateWhen an individual dies they are considered to have made a 'transfer of value' equal to the value of their estate...
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Produced in partnership with Ailsa Moorhouse of Penningtons Manches Cooper 15th Jan
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This Practice Note aims to guide practitioners to Q&As and worked examples of the principles under which the inheritance tax (IHT) residence nil rate...
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15th Jan
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HMRC's online Trust Registration Service (TRS) was designed to implement the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information...
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15th Jan
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This Practice Note explains the phenomenon of ‘cryptoassets’, namely assets which are issued using distributed ledger technology, alternatively known...
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Produced in partnership with James Brockhurst of Forsters LLP 15th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Due to potential difficulties in having paperwork signed and sent during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, certain rules...
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15th Jan
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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: On 14 July 2020, the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) published its online survey and a call for evidence to seek views about...
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15th Jan

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