Dentists work extremely hard to provide for their dependents. With a variety of options available, dentists should be able to offer their children a sizeable nest egg.
You can set up the account or savings plan in your name but â€˜designateâ€™ it to the childâ€™s name. This makes you liable for any tax payable should the income generated exceed Â£100 per annum. However, all income arising from investments designated by anyone other than parents will be the childâ€™s, making it tax-free unless they exceed their personal allowance (which is the same as an adultâ€™s).
Bare Trust investments remain in your name, and you hold them in Trust on the childâ€™s behalf. For tax purposes, the investments are the childâ€™s, enabling you to make full use of your own annual Capital Gains Tax (CGT) allowance, and is also useful for higher rate taxpayers. Upon reaching 18, the child will gain control following completion of appropriate paperwork.
Alternative options include Accumulation and Maintenance trusts, where Trustees control the income or capital received by beneficiaries, or general Discretionary Trusts for greater flexibility.
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