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The pension annual allowance trap

Latest HMRC figures show that the annual allowance continues to help fill its depleted coffers.

The annual allowance is an important number in the pension world. It sets the maximum tax-efficient amount of total contributions in a tax year – from any source – that can be made to pension schemes for your benefit. If the allowance is exceeded, then any tax relief you receive on the excess is effectively clawed back by the annual allowance charge. However, the tax status of the benefits bought with the unrelieved contributions remains unchanged, meaning potentially that 75% is taxable when withdrawn.

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Doctors tapering off as pension tax rules bite

Measures designed to limit the cost of pensions tax relief to the Treasury are having some unwelcome consequences, as some senior doctors have found their incomes disappearing.

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