Denies Interest In Crossword Clue

“Denies interest in” crossword clue. A two speed crossword puzzle question in Daily Telegraph on Saturday, 8 July 2017. 9 letters. Also appear on The Courier-Mail.


In the law of inheritance, wills and trusts, a disclaimer of interest (also called a renunciation) is an attempt by a person to renounce their legal right to benefit from an inheritance (either under a will or through intestacy) or through a trust. “If a trustee disclaims an interest in property that otherwise would have become trust property, the interest does not become trust property.”

There are a number of reasons why a person might wish to avoid an inheritance, particularly if the proceeds would only go to their creditors, or if it would drastically affect their income tax liabilities. Under the common law, a person who disclaimed their interest would be treated as though they had died before the trust or will came into effect. This was a sensible option if the disclaiming party was an heir by descent, whose own children would then take in his place and without the imposition of a gift tax.

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