At Born Free we’ve teamed up with Farewill, who were voted the 'top national Will writing firm of the year 2019', to offer our supporters a free Will*.
These can be completed online in just 30 minutes with professional support from Farewill.
*Available to supporters in England and Wales. You don’t have to include a gift in your Will to Born Free to use this service, but we hope you will consider a gift once your loved ones are provided for.
Once you have approved your Will from your solicitor and are happy with it, you must have it signed in front of two independent witnesses. Remember these witnesses cannot be related to you nor benefit from your Will. They must not be one of your executors or even married to one of your beneficiaries or executors. You must ensure that they do not leave the room during your Will signing or the document will be invalidated.
Lots of people worry about Inheritance Tax (IHT) but the good news is that leaving a gift to charity in your Will can help to reduce the tax burden on your estate. An estate worth more than £325,000 is liable for IHT which is currently 40% on anything over this amount. There are ways that you can reduce the amount that is taxable by:
Please note that this is for guidance only and your legal adviser will be able to explain how IHT rules apply to you and your particular circumstances. The Government website contains helpful information and useful examples and HM Revenue & Customs offer an Inheritance and Probate Helpline: 0300 123 1072.
You can calculate your predicted inheritance tax liability, and how this can be reduced with a gift to charity using the Government's inheritance tax calculator.