I have done a few IHT400s for my family, and they are not rocket science. Now a 30 year+ client has died and the solicitor wants to charge £4500 + VAT for a simple estate which seems extortionate. The three adult children are the executors and beneficiaries.
It seems to me that I am OK to draft the IHT400 for no charge out of friendship and affection, but I am not allowed to charge.
Does the community think that I am absolutely banned from charging? It is offensive to see the solicitor rip them off as I could draft the form for a modest fee, give it to the clients to take to the solicitor and they could haggle for a much lower fee.