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Nil Rate Band Discretionary Trusts: Do they still have a use?

Nil Rate Band Discretionary Trusts: Do they still have a use?

Nil Rate Band Discretionary Trusts (NRBDTs) were commonly used before the introduction of the Transferable Nil Rate Band (TNRB) on 9 October 2007. Before its introduction, if spouses gave all their assets to each other outright the Nil Rate Band (NRB) was often wasted. The spouse would inherit everything tax free from their spouse, but … Read moreNil Rate Band Discretionary Trusts: Do they still have a use?

RNRB Downsizing Provisions

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When introducing the Residential Nil Rate Band (RNRB), the government did not want to either disincentivise downsizing or worsen the position of those who do downsize. Provisions were therefore designed to ensure that a person who and downsizes is not worsened by this decision. The downsizing provisions are simple in brief but impenetrable in detail. … Read moreRNRB Downsizing Provisions

Flexible Life Interest Trusts and the Residential Nil Rate Band

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Ever since the Residential Nil Rate Band (RNRB) was announced, one of our most common queries has been how it relates to Flexible Life Interest Trusts (FLITs). What are FLITs FLITs are essentially a life interest for a person (usually the surviving spouse), with an underlying discretionary trust that will arise when the surviving spouse … Read moreFlexible Life Interest Trusts and the Residential Nil Rate Band

Transferring and Tapering the Residential Nil Rate Band

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Transferable RNRB Any unused Residential Nil Rate Band (RNRB) is available to be transferred to a surviving spouse as long as second death occurs on or after 6th April 2017. On second death, the surviving spouse’s Personal Representatives (PRs) are able to claim both the deceased’s RNRB and the unused RNRB of their late spouse, … Read moreTransferring and Tapering the Residential Nil Rate Band

Residential Nil Rate Band – Qualifying Residential Interest

Residential Nil Rate Band – Qualifying Residential Interest The rules for the Residential Nil Rate Band (RNRB) introduce a variety of new terms that need defining. The first of these is a Qualifying Residential Interest. The new S8H Inheritance Tax Act 1984 defines a Qualifying Residential Interest (QRI) as an interest in a dwelling which … Read moreResidential Nil Rate Band – Qualifying Residential Interest