Trusts and Estates

Our private tax department can offer knowledge and support in establishing a trust, alongside helping you manage your estate in a tax-efficient manner.

We offer an array of compliance and advisory services, including specialist advice on inheritance tax and succession planning, allowing you to plan for the future and ensure you maximise the benefits of your estate.


Our Trust and Estate services:

  • Preparation of annual accounts
  • Preparation and submission of the annual tax return
  • Preparing R185 certificates for beneficiaries of trusts and estates
  • Assisting with obtaining probate and the administrative necessities of valuing assets and changing ownership details
  • Acting in an individual capacity as a trustee or executor (Partners)
  • Advice on initially establishing and registering a trust
  • Inheritance Tax advice
  • Preparation and submission of Inheritance Tax returns
  • Considering the use of deeds of variation to maximise the tax benefits to an estate.


Why choose us?

  • Tailored services to suit your needs
  • Fully-qualified team of advisors
  • Locally based offices

Get in touch with your local office and speak to one of our specialist advisers about our Trusts and Estates services.

Latest Blogs in Trusts and Estates
Victoria Stokes
15th October 2018 Preserve your wealth

Discover how to manage your wealth effectively at our annual event led by our wealth management and tax experts. There will be three presentations followed by a light lunch – a great networking opportunity. Tax planning tips & traps Barbara Nicholas, Tax Partner at Whiting & Partners  Passing on Wealth – How hard can it…

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Keith Day
30th August 2018 Preparing for Retirement

Retiring early is the dream for all of us, it is a chance to do more of what you enjoy, yet unsurprisingly the majority of us have never tried to calculate how much money we will need to save to live comfortably in retirement.  Your likely income needs will depend upon whether in retirement you…

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Nick Edgley
18th December 2017 Trust Tax Demand errors

  HMRC are now issuing statements to taxpayers ahead of the 31 January 2018 tax payment deadline.   Unfortunately, for a large number  of trust taxpayers, HMRC’s calculation and statement is incorrect, resulting in HMRC demanding an incorrect amount.   HMRC’s Nottingham Trusts district is apparently aware of this issue, and is currently having to…

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Nick Edgley
12th October 2017 Trust Registration Service

  HMRC has released guidance for trustees and their agents for the new online Trust Registration Service (TRS) which has been operating since the middle of July. The new service replaces the old form 41G, as well as a section of the trust tax return used to report changes in trustee contact details.   Trusts…

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Barbara Nicholas
31st August 2017 Inheritance Tax – new exemption for residences

For deaths occurring on or after 6 April 2017, an additional exemption is available where a residence passes to a direct descendant.  At the moment, this amounts to £100,000 but it’s set to increase over the next few years, to a maximum of £175,000 in April 2020.  Commonly known as the Residence Nil Rate Band…

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Barbara Nicholas
5th September 2016 Trust Residence Relief

Matrimonial Trusts: Mesher orders and CGT residence relief. When a marriage breaks down and there are children to consider, the Courts will often provide for a ‘Mesher Order’ – an order of the Court that the former matrimonial home is held on trust to provide a home for the children, typically until the youngest child attains…

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Barbara Nicholas
9th October 2014 Trusts & FACTA

Alert to ALL UK trustees: Registration may now be urgently required with the IRS. FATCA – the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act – is US legislation aimed at reducing tax evasion by US citizens. It requires financial institutions outside the US to provide certain information about US customers to the IRS. A 30% withholding Tax…

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Nick Edgley
4th July 2013 IHT Planning

Use Lifetime Trusts to Save Inheritance Tax. With the government confirming in the last Budget that the current inheritance tax nil rate band of £325,000 will be frozen until 2018, more and more people will find the taxman taking a sizeable slice of their estate on death. Making gifts during your lifetime is one solution…

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