I am a little bit unsure of how/where to include a Discounted Gift Trust on IHT400 and Schedules. I am dealing with estates of H and W who both died in 2020. in 2006 (ie 14 years prior to the deaths) they settled the sum of £90,000 which was provided jointly. An IHT Account is required for both estates.
The financial advisors considered at the time that £90,000 went into two funds:-
£50,000 went into one part which was called the Beneficiaries Fund for which husband and wife and one other person became the trustees of this discretionary trust. The Default Beneficiaries were stated to be the children of the couple. Following the deaths, this fund is now worth circa £80,000. The financial advisors stated that this was a PET (so I assume this has now fallen outside of the deceased’s estates).
The balance of £40,000 went into another fund called the Retained Interest. This was used to purchase the insurance policy to which husband and wife took a monthly income amounting to approximately £450. We are advised by the company who set this up that over the 13/14 years, husband and wife took a total income of £65,000 (from what started as a pot of £40,000).
I assume that the Beneficiaries Fund does not need to be reported because of the time which has passed since it was settled. However, I telephoned the IHT helpline and a representative stated that Retained interest element should be reported on the IHT410 (in particular in box 2).
I would be grateful for input of anyone who has had experience of reporting these products as to how they proceeded.