Deed of variation
In some cases, it is possible to mitigate inheritance tax by the beneficiaries executing a deed of variation. This presents an opportunity where the will or intestacy can be varied or changed within two years of the death of the deceased often with huge inheritance tax savings.
The beneficiaries entering into the deed must be over 18 years and must be in agreement. Every situation needs to be assessed on an individual basis and advice should be sought at the earliest opportunity to ensure the document is correctly prepared and executed before the two year window expires.
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