Trusts & estate planning

IGrow Trusts has a national footprint, and is part of the IGrow Group of Companies. We provide financial services relating to trusts, accounting, wealth management, educational events and property investments.

Wealth Protection

IGrow Trusts

IGrow Trusts specialises in property investments, asset protection and estate planning, by implementing trusts as well as corporate and commercial structures. Properly administered trust and company structures provide for optimised tax benefits, wealth creation and risk mitigation.

Our aim at IGrow Trusts is for investors to control all their wealth in trusts and company structures, rather than to own assets in their personal capacities. The objective for investors is to ensure financial freedom and more importantly, to enjoy peace of mind while creating and protecting their hard-earned money.

IGrow Trusts is at the forefront of our industry and continually looking for more strategic and comprehensive solutions for our business owners, property investors and entrepreneurial clients.

IGrow Trusts is the primary provider of trust  and company structures in the buy-to-let market, servicing close to 30 000 property investors across South Africa.

Meet the IGrow Trusts team

The following key professionals manage the IGrow Trusts team:

Jolandi Vermeulen Trust Attorney

Jolandi is a fiduciary practitioner dealing with trusts, tax, estates, estate planning, wills and general commercial legal advice.

Our Trust team include the following role players
Qualified Trust Attorneys
IGrow Trusts provides a variety of services

Leave a Legacy for Your Loved Ones

Family Trusts


All paid-up assets will be structured in your Family Trust, also known as a wealth protection structure. The trust deed is the contract that dictates the relationship between you, as the founder, and the trustees.

Property Trusts


A Property Share Trust is established to hold shares in a property investment company The benefits of having assets registered in a Property Share Trust will ensure complete peace of mind for property investors..

Business Trusts


The shares in a company can be held in a trust and, in the event of death, those shares will not be included in the calculation of estate duty as part of the individual’s estate. Experts agree that it would be better to place shares into a Shareholding Trust to eliminate the business value and capital gains tax liability, being included in an estate.

Last Will and Testament

Asset Protection – Leave a Legacy for your Loved Ones

A last will and testament is a legal document that details how your estate should be divided when you pass away. It sets out:

  • who will be in charge of your estate as executor, to carry out its distribution
  • the responsibilities and powers your executor will have
  • who will inherit what property
  • how your property will ultimately be transferred to your beneficiaries
  • if you have minor children: who will serve as their guardian until they become adults

By making sure that your last will and testament is in place, valid and up to date you can:

  • protect your family’s financial future and inheritance
  • protect your family against debt liabilities from your business
  • save on estate duty

We can help you to draft your last will and testament, making sure that it meets all legal requirements.

Estate Planning

Asset Protection – Leave a Legacy for your Loved Ones

One of the primary advantages of a living trust is that it offers you tax-efficient management and control of assets during your life and after your death. The growth in your estate is “pegged” and the value will increase in the trust. A trust creates an entity that owns assets outside your personal estate, consequently excluding these assets from estate duty.

Taxes and costs of up to 35% on death can be saved, including:

  • Estate Duty (20% of estate) as the trust will continue to exist after death.
  • Capital Gains Tax (18%) on growth assets.
  • Executor’s fees (at 4.025% of the gross estate).
    This is a particularly unnecessary and avoidable tax. Executor’s fees are calculated on the gross value of an estate and deducted before any other expenses.
  • Conveyancing fees on immovable property (as property ownership does not transfer to anyone after death).

Bank accounts and cash reserves will not be frozen during the winding up of the estate, which can take up to two years. A trust will ensure immediate access to capital and income after death.

Protection of minors. In South African law, a minor cannot be the registered as owners of property, therefore the asset is liquidated and the proceeds invested in the Guardian Fund. Assets are also protected against spendthrift children.

Company Registrations

Register a New Company with IGrow Trusts

Company registration services offered:

  • We register private companies, public companies & non-profit companies
  • External Companies
  • Conversions (CC to Company, Private to Public Companies, Public to Private)
  • Special Resolutions
  • Restoration of de-registered Companies & CCs
  • Tax Registrations (Tax, VAT, PAYE, Import/Export)
  • Annual returns

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IGrow trust services

IGrow Trusts is based on the fundamentals of corporate governance including the following services:
  • Advise clients on all aspects of trust, company and property law
  • Attend to the drafting and lodging of trust registration documents
  • Attend to the drafting and lodging of company registration documents (Private Companies and NGOs/PBOs)
  • Act as Independent Trustee on trusts – attend to the administration of trusts
  • Attend to the drafting of wills
  • Submit annual returns for companies
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Commitment to service excellence

The IGrow Group of Companies has positioned itself as the top service provider and Property Investment company in South Africa. Having educated over 80 000 clients and assisted 5 000 investors in building wealth through property.We are committed to educating, advising and guiding our investors every step of the way and our HelloPeter reviews showcase the results and service excellence we provide to our clients.

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