James’s situation will be as follows:
|Total DC savings at age 65||£1,200,000|
|Amount designated for drawdown at age 65||£900,000|
|Lifetime allowance in 2012||£1,500,000|
|% of lifetime allowance used||80%|
|Lifetime allowance at age 75||£1,073,100|
|Value of drawdown funds at age 75||£1,510,339|
|Net growth in funds at age 75||£610,339|
|Lifetime allowance remaining at age 75||£1,073,100 – [(£1,200,000 x £1,073,100/£1,500,000)] = £214,620 (20%)|
|Excess over lifetime allowance at age 75||£395,719 (£610,339 - £214,620)|
|Tax charge (£395,719 x 25%)||£98,930|
|Residual fund (£1,510,339 - £98,930)||£1,411,409|
The scheme therefore pays the lifetime allowance excess charge of £98,930 to HMRC and James’s fund is reduced to £1,411,409.
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