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    • Tight Fart
    • By Tight Fart 1st Dec 17, 3:23 PM
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    Tax free pension allowance?
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    • 1st Dec 17, 3:23 PM
    Tax free pension allowance? 1st Dec 17 at 3:23 PM
    When starting a drawdown account & transferring funds from your pension is it
    (And we'll call the pot £100k)
    A, you can take up to 25% tax free then, or
    B, the 25% can be taken any time. But only one withdrawal.
    C, you have £25k tax free that could be withdrawn in dribs & drabs
    D, should the pot grow to £200k and you've not taken any cash tax free you could then take £50k?
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    • dunstonh
    • By dunstonh 1st Dec 17, 4:11 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 4:11 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 4:11 PM
    A & C are correct.
    D is also correct but the pension wouldnt be in drawdown prior to that. So, using the typical multi-choice approach or which answer is most correct (and lets not forget the usual double negatives multi-choice questions/answers like to use!), then A&C are the most correct.

    B could have been correct had you not added "But only one withdrawal."
    I am an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA). Comments are for discussion purposes only. They are not financial advice. Different people have different needs and what is right for one person may not be for another. If you feel an area discussed may be relevant to you, then please seek advice from an Independent Financial Adviser local to you.
    • xylophone
    • By xylophone 1st Dec 17, 4:18 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 4:18 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 4:18 PM
    http://www.hl.co.uk/pensions/drawdown/what-are-the-alternatives
    • Jerben
    • By Jerben 1st Dec 17, 4:33 PM
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    OP
    It then depends on if your provider will allow some or all of the allowable options! Then what their charges will be for those!
    It might cause you to think again on what you want to do.
    • ex-pat scot
    • By ex-pat scot 1st Dec 17, 5:00 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 5:00 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 5:00 PM
    OP
    It then depends on if your provider will allow some or all of the allowable options! Then what their charges will be for those!
    It might cause you to think again on what you want to do.
    Originally posted by Jerben
    If they don't, then change.
    It appears rare that the best provider in accumulation is also the most appropriate in decumulation.
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