End of ‘Basis Years’

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Pensions, Annuities & Retirement Planning
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At the moment a pension contribution can be paid to a personal pension based on the earnings in the current tax year or any one of the previous five years (provided the earnings used are net relevant earnings). This effectively means that a contribution paid today could be more than 100% of the current earnings (especially when someone has retired) but after A-Day the ‘Basis Year’ rules will disappear with the ability to only obtain tax relief on personal contributions of £3,600 or 100% of earnings, whichever is the higher.
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