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The expectations were right on cue: Democrats took over the House of Representatives with a comfortable lead and Republicans kept the Senate with an increased majority. Markets are logically only slightly positively moved by the outcome. Beyond the immediate reaction, though, there should be a more bullish backdrop building in the coming year for risk assets.
Benjamin Franklin famously stated that ‘nothing is certain but death and taxes’. While the former is still unavoidable, careful financial planning can substantially reduce the inheritance tax (IHT) on your estate when you die. A useful way to do this is by making gifts – from your capital or from income.
At the beginning of 2016, the number of UK families paying inheritance tax (IHT) was at a 35-year high, as rising house prices pushed the value of family assets above the tax threshold.
When you die your inheritance tax (IHT) is charged at a rate of 40% on the value of your estate over and above the nil-rate band of £325,00
Inheritance tax (IHT) is payable on anything of value that’s left behind when you die. The rate is currently 40% and due on anything above the nil-rate band of £325,000, so it’s important you know how it might affect you and your family.
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