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Update on tax changes affecting pensions at the start of new tax year 2018-9

There are no great changes to the pension world regarding tax, however there are some small ones;

How you take income will be affected by the changes to Income Tax.

You will now have a tax free allowance of £11,850, up from £11,500.

Basic rate tax applies from £11,851-£46,350.

If you have made a full amount of contribution years to your state pension it will now be worth £164.35, an increase of 3% from 2017-8.

You now have a slightly higher lifetime pension allowance of £1.03million, increased from £1million. This could be higher if you have transitional protection.

Now for the areas that have been reduced;

Once you take any income from non tax free cash pension money your limit for making new contributions will drop to £4,000, it was £10,000. The government took a while to confirm this.

Other areas to supplement income;

The tax free dividend allowance has gone down from £5,000 to £2,000.

ISA contributions remain at £20,000, so no change there!

Elliott Wilson ACSI DipPFS AF3
Pension Transfer Specialist


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