Protecting Your Assets, Securing your Future
How can I Protect my Children's Inheritance?
This is more commonly known as “Bloodline Planning”.
Bloodline Planning is ensuring that your assets reach your children, grandchildren and other relatives, rather than ending up in the wrong hands!
When assets are distributed to beneficiaries "absolutely", (i.e. they receive cash, property or other assets as a direct lump sum payment) so much can be lost. These assets are then considered to be part of the beneficiary's estate and would be at risk of attack from any future divorce settlements, creditors and taxation.
With the strategic use of Trusts, Countrywide Tax & Trust Corporation Limited can ensure that your children and grandchildren are able to benefit from the inheritance you want them to receive with the maximum possible protection from divorce, remarriage, taxation and creditors.
Have you considered what might happen if your surviving spouse were to remarry? How would this affect your own children if he/she later changed their will in favour of the new spouse and any subsequent children?
Or for those of you who already have children from a previous marriage how do you ensure that they would get their fair share?
What if your children are very young or have special needs? How can you ensure that they are fully provided for?
There may also be a business you have worked hard to build up. Surely you would want to protect this for your family too?
Do you really want to leave it all to chance, when with our professional help to set up the correct type of planning all these problems could be solved?
Our expertise will ensure that your assets are both fully protected from attack and immediately available to your loved ones after you are gone.
TAX AND TRUSTS
Can Trusts Reduce or Eliminate the Tax I Pay?
Trusts have been instrumental in mitigating tax since Medieval times. Trusts were initially created for the Nobility and wealthy landowners to avoid paying taxes to the Crown.
The introduction of Trusts led to a distinct loss of tax revenue and it did not take long for the first anti-avoidance statute to be introduced; by Henry VIII in 1535.
Since then, there have been many changes to Trusts and their uses and equally to the Inland Revenue rules which affect them.
Nowadays, you don’t have to be a Nobleman, or a wealthy landowner to want to take advantage of the many tax strategies Trusts can provide.
Many people now look to using Trusts as a means of mitigating tax which would otherwise be payable.
There are four types of Tax which could affect you and your estate:
Capital Gains Tax
So whether you own your own business and your concern is Corporation Tax, own property or hold other forms of assets which would fall prey to Capital Gains Tax, or believe Inheritance Tax will become an issue for your intended beneficiaries; Countrywide Tax & Trust Corporation Limited can provide you with the correct type of tax planning to ensure as much tax as possible is saved.
Countrywide Tax & Trust Corporation Limited are experts in providing advice on all aspects of Tax Planning and the use of Trusts, which will provide these ultimate tax savings.
BUSINESS SUCCESSION PLANNING & ASSET PROTECTION
How can I preserve my Business Assets for my Family?
Hard work and dedication has meant that you have built up a sound business to benefit you and your family and naturally you would want to ensure that your loved ones are provided for in the event of your death. So what if the worst should happen and either you, or a business partner were to die?
Do you know who would actually be entitled to this share of the business?
Without a valid Will the deceased’s share would be subject to the Laws of Intestacy and the person who inherits may not be the person you intended. Would you or your business partner be content to run your business with their surviving spouse or their beneficiaries? This could have a major impact on the running of the business or the value of the business may now go down following the death of such a key person.
Without the appropriate Business Succession strategies:
Your spouse / partner and children may not inherit your share of a business.
Business partners may not be able to buy out the deceased’s share.
The surviving spouse or children may be obliged to take over the running of the business.
The value of the business could depreciate owing to the inexperience of any beneficiary
The business may have to be sold and the proceeds become liable to Inheritance Tax.
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