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    • nxdmsandkaskdjaqd
    • By nxdmsandkaskdjaqd 3rd Jan 17, 8:39 AM
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    nxdmsandkaskdjaqd
    Paying £2880 into pension when retired
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    • 3rd Jan 17, 8:39 AM
    Paying £2880 into pension when retired 3rd Jan 17 at 8:39 AM
    Jamesd wrote in another thread the following:
    "She can make £720 a year tax free by paying 2880 net into a pension, having it grossed up to 3600 then withdrawing it. Can only do the withdrawing part from age 55. Can only pay in for this until age 75."

    I have just retired at 60 and have transferred my DC pension to a new SIPP. I plan to live off savings till state pension kicks in.

    I am correct that the above approach should be part of my strategy of being tax efficient?
    Last edited by nxdmsandkaskdjaqd; 03-01-2017 at 10:14 AM.
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    • Lily1
    • By Lily1 14th Nov 17, 10:51 PM
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    Another question, if I sent up a small monthly direct debit ( to help in my search for more dds after the Tesco change next April ). Could I then put the remainder in towards the end of the financial year by debit card?
    • mjfp509
    • By mjfp509 15th Nov 17, 9:21 AM
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    Another question, if I sent up a small monthly direct debit ( to help in my search for more dds after the Tesco change next April ). Could I then put the remainder in towards the end of the financial year by debit card?
    Originally posted by Lily1
    yes, you can do that..
    • clivep
    • By clivep 15th Nov 17, 12:31 PM
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    Another question, if I sent up a small monthly direct debit ( to help in my search for more dds after the Tesco change next April ). Could I then put the remainder in towards the end of the financial year by debit card?
    Originally posted by Lily1
    There may be a monthly minimum for the DD.

    We have Fidelity SIPPs and I think there's a £40/month minimum. I anticipate starting a £40/month DD in April (in case I've not managed sufficient replacement Tesco ones) along with a £2,400 lump sum probably April/May depending on the stock market at the time.
    • dunroving
    • By dunroving 15th Nov 17, 12:38 PM
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    Don't want to sidetrack the thread but I'm in a situation where I will possibly be limited to the £2,880 limit for people with no employment income (I just retired).

    As the SIPP provider will top up the 20% tax element from HMRC, are the following calclations correct for a DD to achieve a £2,880 SIPP contribution over teh tax year:

    £2,880 x 0.80 = £2,304
    £2,304 divided by 12 = £192

    - so if I contributed £192 by DD, I'd end up with £2,880 in the SIPP and stay within the £2,880 limit?

    Thanks!
    • pip895
    • By pip895 15th Nov 17, 12:50 PM
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    pip895
    Don't want to sidetrack the thread but I'm in a situation where I will possibly be limited to the £2,880 limit for people with no employment income (I just retired).

    As the SIPP provider will top up the 20% tax element from HMRC, are the following calclations correct for a DD to achieve a £2,880 SIPP contribution over teh tax year:

    £2,880 x 0.80 = £2,304
    £2,304 divided by 12 = £192

    - so if I contributed £192 by DD, I'd end up with £2,880 in the SIPP and stay within the £2,880 limit?

    Thanks!
    Originally posted by dunroving
    The gross value is £3600 the £2880 is net so drop the 0.8 bit out of your calculation.
    • xylophone
    • By xylophone 15th Nov 17, 12:50 PM
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    You intend to start contributions from 6/4/2018?

    Why not a contribution of £240 a month starting on 6 April 2018 and taken each 6th month thereafter?

    You will then have contributed £2880 in the tax year and the provider will claim the tax relief of £720 over the year making a total of £3600.

    https://www.ft.com/content/db749266-1ea0-11e7-b7d3-163f5a7f229c
    • Mnd
    • By Mnd 15th Nov 17, 1:25 PM
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    The 2880 is how much you can pay, that's why xylophone is suggesting 240 a month.tax rebate will make it up to 3600
    • mark1959
    • By mark1959 15th Nov 17, 7:04 PM
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    Yes, I understand she would pay tax on the £1950, but she would still get the first 25% (the £650) tax free wouldn't she?
    Originally posted by bioboybill
    Yes.
    • Vortigern
    • By Vortigern 15th Nov 17, 7:17 PM
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    Another question, if I sent up a small monthly direct debit ( to help in my search for more dds after the Tesco change next April ). Could I then put the remainder in towards the end of the financial year by debit card?
    Originally posted by Lily1
    There may be a monthly minimum for the DD.
    Originally posted by clivep
    HL's minimum DD is £20net, equivalent to £25gross.
    • Lily1
    • By Lily1 15th Nov 17, 10:19 PM
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    £20 it is then, thanks.
    • Bazzh
    • By Bazzh 16th Nov 17, 8:40 AM
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    Read through the posts regarding this subject. I am 72 retired and have a total income of £18500 gross, made up of state and company pensions. Am I right to assume I can pay £2880 into a Sipp and claim tax relief of £720 and withdraw £3550 ( £50 left in to keep account open) for the next 3 years.
    Many thanks
    • Mnd
    • By Mnd 16th Nov 17, 9:08 AM
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    Depends on the conditions on the provider..I think hargreaves lansdown req 1000.
    But your theory seems sound, and you can do this until you ar 75
    • The Book-keeper
    • By The Book-keeper 16th Nov 17, 9:24 AM
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    The Book-keeper
    You intend to start contributions from 6/4/2018?

    Why not a contribution of £240 a month starting on 6 April 2018 and taken each 6th month thereafter?

    You will then have contributed £2880 in the tax year and the provider will claim the tax relief of £720 over the year making a total of £3600.

    https://www.ft.com/content/db749266-1ea0-11e7-b7d3-163f5a7f229c
    Originally posted by xylophone
    Would you still be able to withdraw £3600 in the tax year 2018/19? I'll be in my 3rd year of doing this, I leave £1000 in my HL account at all times. Thanks
    • mjfp509
    • By mjfp509 16th Nov 17, 12:24 PM
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    Read through the posts regarding this subject. I am 72 retired and have a total income of £18500 gross, made up of state and company pensions. Am I right to assume I can pay £2880 into a Sipp and claim tax relief of £720 and withdraw £3550 ( £50 left in to keep account open) for the next 3 years.
    Many thanks
    Originally posted by Bazzh
    Maybe more knowledgeable people will put me right, but in your situation, will you gain a lot as you would be already over the tax threshold (£11,500) with your existing pensions, so the 720 tax relief you get added to your £2880, would get taken away again when you withdraw it? You will gain a bit by being able to take out the first 25% tax free, however.
    Last edited by mjfp509; 16-11-2017 at 12:35 PM.
    • Mnd
    • By Mnd 16th Nov 17, 12:38 PM
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    I think it's about £15 a month benefit to basic rate tax payer
    • mark1959
    • By mark1959 16th Nov 17, 6:40 PM
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    mark1959
    Read through the posts regarding this subject. I am 72 retired and have a total income of £18500 gross, made up of state and company pensions. Am I right to assume I can pay £2880 into a Sipp and claim tax relief of £720 and withdraw £3550 ( £50 left in to keep account open) for the next 3 years.
    Many thanks
    Originally posted by Bazzh
    Yes, as has been alluded to earlier you would pay 20% tax on 75% of the £3600, 0.2 x £2700 = £540, say £40 pension providers charges = £3020, £140 made.
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