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    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 14th Apr 19, 11:38 AM
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    Which?: Half a million risk state pension tax hike
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    • 14th Apr 19, 11:38 AM
    Which?: Half a million risk state pension tax hike 14th Apr 19 at 11:38 AM
    Which?: Half a million risk state pension tax hike – Which? News.


    https://www.which.co.uk/news/2019/04/half-a-million-risk-state-pension-payments-slashed-by-unnecessary-tax/
    Last edited by Browntoa; 16-04-2019 at 1:25 PM.
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    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 16th Apr 19, 9:20 AM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 9:20 AM
    Originally posted by Browntoa
    I think the thread title contradicts the article - it should be 'Half a million risk state pension tax hike if they DON'T defer it' - the half a million being people who continue working after state pension age but don't delay claiming their state pension.
    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 16th Apr 19, 1:25 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 1:25 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 1:25 PM
    Ammended.....
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    • PennyForThem
    • By PennyForThem 16th Apr 19, 4:18 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 4:18 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 4:18 PM
    All due to personnal circumstance, isn't it? I deferred until I reduced my hours. The state pension now makes up for the salary I am missing.

    My tax bracket is always going to be what it is. I also don't believe that your expenditure reduces when you leave work -- much. (it does reduce a little but not if you want to enjoy yourself)
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 17th Apr 19, 7:52 AM
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    • 17th Apr 19, 7:52 AM
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    • 17th Apr 19, 7:52 AM
    I don't agree it's unnecessary tax.
    Over half a million people who work beyond retirement age could be paying unnecessary tax on their state pension, according to new research published by insurer Royal London.
    Why wouldn't you expect to pay tax if your total income puts you over your tax-free allowance?

    Do some people believe that the state pension is not taxable?
    • Flugelhorn
    • By Flugelhorn 17th Apr 19, 7:55 AM
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    • 17th Apr 19, 7:55 AM
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    • 17th Apr 19, 7:55 AM
    this assumes that any private / work pensions don't already mean that the state pension will be wholly taxed
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 17th Apr 19, 8:37 AM
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    • 17th Apr 19, 8:37 AM
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    • 17th Apr 19, 8:37 AM
    I note that there are comments from Steve Webb, who was Minister of State for Pensions in the ConDem coalition, so why didn't he do anything about it then? No doubt for fear of jeopardising his opportunities to be paid megabucks when moving into the private sector when he inevitably lost his seat at the next election.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 17th Apr 19, 8:49 AM
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    • 17th Apr 19, 8:49 AM
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    • 17th Apr 19, 8:49 AM
    Pretty clear:

    What’s taxed

    You pay tax if your total annual income adds up to more than your Personal Allowance. Find out about your Personal Allowance and Income Tax rates.
    Your total income could include:
    https://www.gov.uk/tax-on-pension
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