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Telling HMRC about pension tax charges on the SA100 tax return

HMRC have received feedback that pension scheme members are not sure how to give them details if more than one pension scheme is paying an amount of their annual allowance charge or overseas transfer charge.

How to tell HMRC about pension tax charge

The ‘additional information’ box previously at box 21, page Ai4 on the 2018 version of the SA101 for 2019 has been removed. Instead for 2019, pension scheme members should provide the additional details in the ‘any other information’ box on page TR7 of the 2019 SA100 Tax Return.

Members can find more information about how to tell HMRC about pension tax charges on their Self Assessment return in the HS345 Self Assessment helpsheet for 2019.

Transferring pension to an overseas scheme – new charge

At the Spring Budget 2017 the government announced that from 9 March 2017 a new 25% overseas transfer charge applies to some overseas pension transfers that were previously tax free. This will affect members of pension schemes requesting to transfer their pension to an overseas pension scheme.

You will still be able to make a transfer tax free if you are transferring to a qualifying recognised overseas pension scheme (known as QROPS) and formally requested your transfer before 9 March 2017 or one of the following apply:

HMRC Lifetime Allowance Protection – online member service

Members usually pay tax if their pension pots are worth more than the Lifetime Allowance. The allowance is currently £1 million. While the majority of members of the Local Government Pension Scheme will be unaffected, those members that are may be able to apply for protections and an online facility to register for Fixed Protection 2016 and Individual Protection 2016 is now open for individuals to access.

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