The only reason I raised this question is that the people who know how to handle their estates and get proper legal advice do not, as a rule, find themselves subject to two sets of succession duty taxes within five or ten years. A life interest is passed on to the widow by a man who may have done very well in a certain form of business, but yet has not the necessary legal experience or does not retain a good lawyer in the drafting of his will. Perhaps he leaves all of his estate to his widow, and the widow gives it to the children in a few more years. Because they are careless or have not used any care in the drawing of their will they will fall foul of double taxation at a high rate. I feel it is almost unfair to trap them like this. They should be given some
Dominion Succession Duty
consideration because, as I say, it is easy to circumvent unfair double taxation if you seek proper legal advice.