Some of our supporters choose to leave a gift to Scottish Autism in their will to help people with autism in the future. We have used these gifts in many ways to enhance and extend the opportunities we offer to people living with autism and their families.
One such project currently being developed is a communications centre using new technology to help people with autism improve their communication. If you would like to know about aspects of our work which will need funding in the future please get in touch with Carolyne Nurse on 01259 720044.
Making a will and keeping it up to date is an important and caring way that you can ensure those closest to you are looked after, in the event of your death. Many people assume that their nearest and dearest will automatically benefit from their estate when they die, but unfortunately this isn’t always the case and can leave the family facing many problems.
Putting a will in place is the only way to ensure that your wishes and instructions are followed in the future. Sorting it out while you’re fit and able, makes perfect sense.
Making a will need not be a hassle and can even be done from the comfort and privacy of your home. Scottish Autism has joined up with Thorntons solicitors to offer our supporters access to their website, Login2Law.
Login2Law is quick and convenient, saving you time and money and, at the same time, giving you the reassurance that you’re dealing with qualified professionals.
If you choose to make your will with Login2Law, it can help Scottish Autism in two ways:
1. Using the code ‘SCOTAUT10’ when buying your will through Login2Law means that 10% of the cost of making the will goes directly to Scottish Autism.
2. When deciding how your estate is to be divided up, you can choose to leave a legacy to Scottish Autism, which not only benefits the charity, but could potentially reduce or eliminate any Inheritance Tax due on your estate.
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An estate valued at over £325,000 incurs an inheritance tax rate of 40%. The gift to charity is deducted from the estate before tax and so helps to reduce the tax burden on heirs to the estate.
Since April 2012, a donor who leaves a gift worth 10% or more of their “net” estate will benefit from a reduced rate of inheritance tax of 36 %.
Remembering a loved one
Heirs can make a gift to charity in the name of a loved one up to two years following their passing.
If you would like to discuss how to leave a gift in your will to Scottish Autism, please contact us in the strictest confidence. Call Carolyne Nurse on 01259 720044.
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