Not having access to good quality tax planning advice can often erode the benefits of sound investment. Sheltering your investments from exposure to future tax liability,
where possible, is a cornerstone of quality financial planning
Gladstone Morgan works closely with clients to build an accurate understanding of their present and future needs in order to provide advice to maximize investment
return in your future tax jurisdiction.
Transferring an asset into trust will change the legal ownershipof that asset. This invariably changes the taxation of the asset, which creates a number of important tax-planning opportunities for the adviser to consider.
If a policy is not written under trust, the value of the policy will form part of the policyholder’s estate on death. This means the proceeds will not be available until the Will has been verified and a Grant of Probate issued. If there is no will, the rules of intestacy apply and delays may be experienced in distributing the proceeds of the policy while letters of administration are obtained.
A trust can be used to preserve wealth for future generations. By placing assets in trust, the creator of the trust (the settler) can provide a degree of financial security for the immediate family and beyond.
The choice of trust will depend on the individual’s financial and family circumstances.
The Transfer of a legal ownership of property by the Settler to be held by the trustees for the benefit of the beneficiaries.