Tuesday 15 September 2015

Remember a charity in your will week, 7 – 13 September 2015

Garden House Solicitors of HertfordshireChris and I were very pleased to support this year’s ‘Remember a charity in your will week’. The week aimed to increase awareness of the importance of charitable legacies, and encouraged more people to think about including a good cause in their Will.

Many of our clients like to include a gift to charity once they have looked after their loved ones. For some it is a chance to give back, perhaps to a medical charity who have supported them through their final years. For others, it is remembering a charity who helped look after a close relative during a difficult time, or simply a charity they believe to be a particularly good cause.

There can also be tax advantages in leaving a gift to charity in your will. Any money left to a charity after you pass away is not subject to Inheritance Tax. If you leave 10% of your estate to charity then you may qualify for a tax relief, meaning your estate will pay any Inheritance Tax due at a rate of 36% instead of 40%.

Throughout Remember a charity in your will week we were handing out promotional gifts to people coming in to the office, and were also encouraging clients and friends of the firm to help spread awareness by word of mouth and using social media.

Although Remember a charity in your will week is now over, it is not too late to be thinking about making or updating your will and including a charitable legacy.

If you have any questions about making a will, leaving a gift to charity or Inheritance Tax planning please telephone me on 01992 422128 or email Sharon@GHSlaw.co.uk

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