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  • Death benefits

    Death benefits Death benefit provision within pension schemes can be complex. This analysis focuses on death benefits both before and after retirement and the range of options available under each situation. Death benefits from April 2015 Death benefits: discretion or direction Death benefits...

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  • Death benefits: discretion or direction?

    ...to paying out pension scheme lump sum death benefits? Answer: 40% inheritance tax1 Further information Inheritance tax thresholds and rates Find out more about death benefit options HMRC's customer page on inheritance tax Planholders have two options: Discretion They can allow the pension scheme...

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  • Death benefits from April 2015

    death (or if earlier, the date they could first reasonably have been expected to know of it), the uncrystallised funds lump sum death benefit is not tested against the lifetime allowance.  PTM073200 - Death benefits: lump sums: uncrystallised funds lump sum death benefit Two year rule The rule...

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  • Case studies

    Case studies Often a case study can help bring a technical point to life. Here are our most popular pensions related articles that contain examples/case studies. Benefit options Emergency tax and lump sum withdrawals Lifetime allowance charge Protecting pre 6 April 2006 benefits Protection...

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  • Death benefits pre 6 April 2015 overview

    Death benefits pre-6 April 2015 overview The rules applying to death benefit provision changed dramatically on 6 April 2015.  This article details the rules prior to that date. Key points There were a number of factors which affected death benefit provision on the member's death. These included...

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  • Pensions A to Z

    Compliance and enforcement strategy Contracting out of the State Second Pension Contributions to registered schemes for overseas individuals D Death benefits from April 2015 Death benefits: discretion or direction Death benefits: Discretion or direction? Death benefits: nominee and successor flexi...

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  • Finance Act 2007

    ...annually. If a member does not take at least the minimum income in a pension year the balance between the minimum income and the income taken will be taxed at 40%. Changes have also been made to the death benefits of someone in alternatively secured pension when they die. One of the options...

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  • June 2010 Budget

    ...to take pension benefits is a welcome development. It will be interesting to see whether that flexibility will also extend to death benefits and the taking of tax-free lump sum. The way in which those reaching age 75 before next April will be treated suggests that an extension to the age 75 rule...

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  • HMRC Pension Schemes Newsletters

    " and late retirement factors the benefit accrual test for defined benefits in a tax year during which the member takes their benefits when not all benefits are taken from an arrangement enhancements on taking benefits death benefits including death in service benefits new arrangements penalties...

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  • July 2015 Budget Summary

    2015. Taxation of lump sums death benefits HMRC - Taxation of lump sum death benefits Currently where someone dies aged 75 or over, tax on lump sum death benefits is 45% for deaths before 5 April 2016.  The Budget confirms that for deaths after 5 April 2016, tax on these lump sums...

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  • What is flexi-access drawdown?

    ...post 6 April 2015 death benefits, it is the age of the plan holder at their date of death that drives whether there will be a tax charge. More information can be found in our article Death benefits from April 2015. Income payments Whether income tax is deducted from any income depends on the age...

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  • Information and guidance

    Lifetime allowance explained Overseas transfers Death benefits from April 2015 State benefits, pensions and related manuals Ask a question Ask any burning questions you might have about the world of pensions to our technical experts. Find out more Search Tech Central articles Rates & factors Find all...

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  • HMRC Pensions Tax Manual

    Annual allowance: contents PTM060000 Member benefits: contents PTM070000 Death benefits: contents PTM080000 The lifetime allowance and the lifetime allowance charge: contents PTM090000 Protection from the lifetime allowance charge: contents PTM100000 Transfers: contents PTM110000 International...

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  • Taking benefits

    ...or have the benefits paid as a lump sum.  Both would be taxed at the recipients maragin rate of tax.  If the lump sum is paid to a trust the tax charge would be 45%. In all cases this applies to crystallised and uncrystallised funds.  More detail can be found in our article Death benefits from April...

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  • Budgets and Acts

    Summary Personal allowances Increase in the Inheritance Tax threshold Reduction in annual allowance - taper on high incomes and the alignment of PIPs Consultation on pension tax relief Taxation of lump sum death benefits Lifetime allowance - reducing to £1 million Salary exchange - government...

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  • 2016 Budget Summary

    ...to support the April 2015 pension changes. These are: Bringing the tax treatment of serious ill-health lump sums in to line with lump sum death benefits, so they can be paid tax free when someone aged under 75 has less than a year to live but has already accessed their pension. Making serious ill...

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  • Protecting pre 6 April 2006 benefits

    : protecting pre April 2006 pension benefits: relevant benefit accrual Money Purchase Type of benefit Treated as accruing further benefits Money purchase (other than cash balance) benefits Any contribution paid by the employer, the member or someone on behalf of the member excluding any ongoing contracted-out...

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  • Lifetime allowance charge

    ...a few examples of how this charge will apply. Lifetime allowance charge (LAC) The LA creates a ceiling on the benefits value that can be built up by members of registered pension schemes whilst continuing to benefit from tax relief. If the benefits value when they are taken exceeds the LA...

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  • Trivial lump sums

    ...than £30,000. In certain circumstances it will not be obvious if a member's benefits value exceeds £30,000. The following table sets out how the benefits should be valued: Type of benefit Calculation of benefits value Defined benefit scheme (scheme pensions) Multiply the member's annual pension before...

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  • Finance Act 2008

    -free cash amount will be based on the amount of tax-free cash at 5 April 2006 increased in line with the lifetime allowance, up to their vesting date. These members will only build up tax-free cash in respect of post A-Day benefits if they have 'relevant benefit accrual' under the same arrangement...

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  • Lifetime allowance explained

    ...an allowance for dependant's benefits up to the level of the member's pension at date of death and for annual increases of 5%. Any defined benefit scheme that provides better increases can apply to HM Revenue and Customs for a scheme specific valuation factor which can be higher than 20:1.  Defined...

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  • Pre Budget Report 2007

    ...are paid or additional benefits accrue after A-Day it will no longer be necessary to calculate whether relevant benefit accrual has taken place. 6 April 2006 Inheritance tax on overseas pension savings IHT protection will be restored to UK tax-relieved pension savings held in overseas pension schemes...

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  • Pensions on divorce

    ...in touch, at least with the scheme trustees, in order to benefit. Any pension benefits will be taxed as belonging to the member. This is particularly onerous if the member is a higher rate taxpayer and the ex-spouse is not. The order may lapse in the event of the member's death or on the remarriage...

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  • Pensions tax relief - the new rules

    ...on death or on serious ill-health. The Government will consider allowing an exemption for ‘major’ ill-health. No exemption in the year benefits are taken, on redundancy or for those who have claimed enhanced protection. Valuing defined benefits Defined benefit accruals will be valued using a factor...

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  • Lifetime allowance charge case studies

    benefits in any pension plan, e.g. pay more contributions to a money purchase plan or accrue more benefits under a defined benefit arrangement. Start a new plan unless it is set up to accept a transfer value. Transfer benefits anywhere other than to a registered pension scheme or to a qualifying...

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  • Pensions and divorce explained

    /civil partner is already a member of, if the rules of the receiving scheme allow. Is it possible to take tax free cash from a pension credit? If the pension credit originated from crystallised benefits such as an annuity, a DB pension in payment or funds in drawdown, it is not possible for the ex...

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  • Pension protection

    Pension protection Lifetime allowance protection It is currently possible to protect benefits from a lifetime allowance charge as a result of the lifetime allowance being reduced (which the Government like to do quite often). This protection has the effect of locking the lifetime allowance...

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  • Protection of scheme specific tax-free lump sum

    Protection of scheme specific tax-free lump sum Members who didn't opt for transitional protection (i.e. primary or enhanced protection) but who had the right to more than 25% of their benefits value at 5 April 2006 as a tax-free lump sum may still have the higher percentage paid when they take...

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  • Overseas transfers

    ...is a QROPS? There are various 'hurdles' a scheme has to overcome before HMRC will recognise it as a QROPS. The conditions a QROPS must meet are: The scheme must be a pension scheme, providing benefits in the event of retirement or death. It must be an overseas pension scheme and a recognised overseas...

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  • Winding-up lump sums

    . In certain circumstances it will not be obvious if a member's benefits value is not more than £18,000. The following table sets out how the benefits should be valued: Type of benefit Calculation of benefits value Defined benefit scheme (scheme pensions) Multiply the member's annual pension before...

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  • Child Benefit - avoiding the tax charge

    Child Benefit - avoiding the tax charge Since 7 January 2013, an income tax charge applies to people who get Child Benefit and whose income (or partner's income) is more than £50,000 in a tax year. Key facts Child benefit for 2018/19: Higher rate (for the eldest child) £20.70 per week. Lower rate...

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  • Tax-free cash protection on transfer

    ...of defined benefit schemes or cash balance arrangements. If the member has an entitlement to more than 25% of their benefits value as tax-free cash, but less than 25% of the lifetime allowance on 5 April 2006 they can keep this. Their pre 6 April 2006 tax-free cash will be increased by 20% until the lifetime...

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  • Class 3A National Insurance Contributions

    ...with prices. On death it will provide a 50% pension to a surviving spouse/civil partner. The new scheme started on 12 October 2015 and it allows individuals who reached their state pension age before 6 April 2016 to top up their State pension by making Class 3A voluntary National Insurance contributions...

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  • Autumn Statement 2014

    ...welcome the fact that no further significant changes have been made that affect the pensions industry. The abolition of tax on annuities paid on death brings them into line with flexi-access drawdown funds paid on death.    However there are various parts of the Statement that are worth commenting...

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  • Annual allowance

    ...a money purchase scheme this is simply the value of the contributions paid during the pension input period. However, under a defined benefit (DB) or cash balance (CB) scheme it is the increase in the value of a member's rights during the pension input period. Within this allowance, tax relief...

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  • 2009 Budget Summary

    National Insurance Contracted-Out Money Purchase Contribution Rates National Insurance Contracted-Out Salary Related Contribution Rates Low and Secondary Earnings Thresholds Benefits Basic State Pension Statutory Sick Pay Incapacity Benefits Pension Credit The major news for pensions is the restriction...

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  • Autumn Statement 2015

    ...pension funds 3.36 of HM Treasury - Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015 The Finance Bill 2016 will include provisions to ensure that inheritance tax will not be levied when a pension scheme member puts funds into drawdown but doesn’t draw all of the funds before death. This will be backdated...

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  • Small lump sums

    ...they had. A benefit the scheme administrator become aware of that they couldn't reasonably have expected to be aware of before. The conditions that have to apply before the additional benefits can be paid out as a lump sum are: The payment can only happen if the additional benefits occur after a recognised...

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  • Pensions Act 2008

    ...contracted-out money. Currently safeguarded rights cannot be taken before age 60 or used to provide a pension commencement lump sum. This change means that these restrictions will no longer apply. Revaluation of accrued benefits for deferred members under a final salary scheme Currently benefits...

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  • Pension input periods and pension input amounts

    ...of contributions made during the pension input period. For defined benefit schemes, the pension input amount is the value of benefits accrued over the pension input period. Transfers from other plans don't count towards this amount. What is a pension input period? A pension input period is the period...

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