Search Results for 'Inheritance'

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Research shows inheritance planning not what it should be

Despite record levels of wealth and an ageing population, people in Ireland aren’t properly planning for how they will pass on their wealth after they die.

Why we need to trust women to make their own decisions

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On May 25 there will be a Referendum on the Eighth Amendment, or Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution. You will be asked whether or not to delete that Article and replace it with a new Article. The proposed wording of the new Article is as follows: Provision may be made by law for the regulation of termination of pregnancy.

Eight out of 10 trust their gut - but few look after it

When it comes to important decisions, eight in 10 of us trust out gut, but very few care to look after it.

Trust Better Bedding to satisfy your sleeping needs

Do you know what the best bed size is for you?

A look at gifts and inheritance tax

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The issue of inheritance and gift tax (CAT) is becoming more important to many people because of the reduction in the amount an individual can receive tax free. When an individual decides to transfer his/her assets to another person, either by gift or on their death, assets over a certain value will attract CAT. The current rate of tax is 25 per cent, there is speculation that it will increase in the upcoming budget. It is important that individuals plan the transfer of assets in a tax efficient manner, as many people may be forced to sell assets they have been gifted or left on an individual's death in an attempt to pay the CAT liability.

Time to act on succession plans

Now may be a good time to transfer assets and/or family owned businesses to the next generation and avail of the potential tax benefits arising from reduced property values and current tax reliefs.

LEGAL MATTERS

My husband passed away recently. I understand that he made a will prior to his death and left his large farm to his nephew. I am very disappointed as I just received a small bequest from him. Is there anything I can do?

LEGAL MATTERS - MAKING A WILL

Creating a will is usually a straightforward matter and leaves you with the peace of mind and knowledge that your loved ones are looked after and your assets are divided in accordance with your wishes, after your death.

Opportunities amid the gloom

It is said “every cloud has a silver lining” and this is true in today’s economy. While the news is full of doom and gloom, we should look on the bright side and consider what opportunities we can grasp.

Gifting assets in the current market climate

Now is a good time to transfer assets and/or family owned businesses to the next generation and avail of the potential tax benefits arising from reduced property values.

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