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Trust Planning With PKPI Accountants: Maximising Wealth and Tax Efficiency

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Trust Planning: Maximising Wealth and Tax Efficiency

At PKPI Chartered Accountants, we understand the intricacies of trust planning and its pivotal role in wealth and succession strategies. Trusts, an integral aspect of estate planning, offer multifaceted solutions that transcend mere tax benefits. They serve as a sturdy framework for preserving, enhancing, and distributing wealth while ensuring control, security, and tax efficiency for individuals and businesses. 

Wealth Distribution and Tax Efficiency

Trusts stand as formidable tools in wealth distribution, enabling tax-efficient asset transfers while safeguarding assets for intended beneficiaries. Their versatility allows control over asset allocation and revenue disbursement, shielding against various uncertainties such as divorce, creditor protection, or intricate family structures. 

 Navigating Complexities with Expertise 

Understanding the myriad types of trusts and their implications is crucial. Our team of tax specialists excels in deciphering complexities, guiding you through tailored trust solutions based on your unique circumstances. From bare trusts to life interest trusts and discretionary trusts, each structure offers distinct benefits, and our expertise ensures optimal utilisation. 

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Customised Trust Planning

We deeply analyse your financial landscape, understanding your unique situation to craft trust plans that protect and optimise your assets. Our aim is to forge a trust framework perfectly aligned with your objectives.

Wealth Distribution Strategies:

Trusts are pivotal in streamlined wealth distribution. We navigate this process, ensuring tax-efficient asset transfers while safeguarding assets for designated beneficiaries, granting you control over allocations. 

Specialist Understanding of Trust Structures:

Trust structures can be intricate. Our team specialises in unraveling complexities, guiding you through various trust types—bare trusts, interest in possession trusts, discretionary trusts—to find the ideal fit for your requirements. 

Bespoke Trust Establishment:

From Employee Ownership Trusts, delivering tax advantages for employees, to Charitable Trusts adhering to legal standards, we aid in establishing and managing specialised trusts, aligning them precisely with your goals. 

Tax-Optimised Trust Management:

Comprehending tax implications in trust structures is vital. We offer comprehensive guidance on taxation rates for diverse trust types, assisting trustees, settlors, and beneficiaries in navigating the intricacies of tax. 

1. What are the different types of trusts UK.

The main types of trust are: 

  • bare trusts. 

  • interest in possession trusts. 

  • discretionary trusts. 

  • accumulation trusts. 

  • mixed trusts. 

  • settlor-interested trusts. 

  • non-resident trusts. 

2. Do trusts pay Income Tax.

The settlor is responsible for Income Tax on these trusts, even if some of the income is not paid out to them. However, the Income Tax is paid by the trustees as they receive the income. The trustees pay Income Tax on the trust income by filling out a Trust and Estate Tax Return. 

3. What is the role of trusts in estate planning.

Trusts go beyond tax benefits, offering a framework to preserve, distribute, and secure wealth for individuals and businesses. 

4.What are the different types of specialised trusts.

They range from Employee Ownership Trusts, facilitating tax advantages for employees, to Charitable Trusts, adhering to UK legal standards for philanthropic purposes.

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