Do yourself and your estate a favour..
The information requested by HMRC is probably easy for you to put together reasonably quickly, so can I urge you to do so. It will always be much harder for someone else to collate and verify your history, so make it easy for them to do so – by getting it done yourself.
This is more than a casual glance at LinkedIn with information of your career to date (assuming that your online CV is accurate). Naturally any Executor will need to check the information, so make this easy for them to find – provide it in a safe place or even in advance to each of them.
To my mind it makes sense for a financial planner to hold this same information about you as well – because investments that you make need to be set in the context of potential global taxes and of course ensure that the advice is suitable, appropriate and rather obviously – legal!
So, if you weren’t born in the UK – please take a moment to download the IHT401 form and fill it in, saving it to your records and if you are a client and haven’t done so already, send me a copy. Don’t put it off any longer.
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