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                               Gifts to the Malvernian Society are exempt from UK Inheritance Tax (IHT) and Capital Gains Tax. The value of a legacy gift is deducted from the total value of your estate before Inheritance Tax is calculated.
Married couples are allowed to pass their possessions and assets to each other tax-free.
If your estate passes to non-exempt beneficiaries (such as your children), IHT is due at 40% on the balance of your estate above your tax-free allowance. This allowance, also known
as the nil-rate band, is currently £325,000 but you may be
entitled to additional tax allowances if you have previously been widowed or leave a residential property to direct descendants. However, it is possible to reduce the rate of IHT to 36% if at least 10% of your net estate is left to charity.
The example below is based on a UK estate of £500,000 assuming no additional IHT allowances apply. It shows that a donation of £17,500 to the Malvernian Society would reduce the tax burden on your estate by £13,300.
Legacies do not attract Gift Aid.
Without bequest to Malvern £500,000
With 10% bequest to Malvern
      Gross estate
Less Nil Rate Band
Net Estate
Charitable Donation
Taxable Estate
Inheritance Tax
Estate available for distribution (net of tax and donation)
Correct as at May 2019.
(£325,000) £175,000 Nil £175,000 £70,000 £430,000
£500,000 (£325,000) £175,000 £17,500 £157,500 £56,700 £425,800
  More detailed information is available from the HMRC website. Inheritance Tax is a complex issue and we strongly advise that you seek professional advice on the tax implications of leaving all or part of your estate to the Malvernian Society. The IHT threshold and the rate of tax payable are reviewed regularly by the government so it is advisable to review your will occasionally to ensure that any provisions intended to minimise tax remain appropriate.
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