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MORE COMPLICATED PENSION RULES

Last month we highlighted the restricted annual pension allowance for those with high income, such as doctors. Note that the deadline for requesting for the additional tax to be paid out of the fund for 2017/18 is 31 July 2019.

There is a further complication for those individuals who have started drawing income from certain money purchase pension schemes. A new £4,000 limit introduced from 6 April 2017 restricts the amount that they can save in their pension and receive tax relief. Our concern is that many taxpayers may unwittingly trigger a tax charge due to this rule change.

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