Dodd delivers final punchline to taxman

Sir Ken Dodd, who was famously cleared of false accounting in the 1980s, has prevented the taxman from getting a penny from his estate by getting married two days before he died. The size of the Sir Ken’s estate was estimated recently at £7m, which could have meant a £3m IHT bill had he not married Anne Jones last week. Tasnim Khalid, head of wills, trusts and estate planning at JMW Solicitors, said: “Leaving an estate to a legally married spouse rather than a partner or cohabitee has huge tax advantages.”

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Posted 13/03/2018