Five Tax Traps to Avoid in Retirement

Tax Traps to Avoid in Retirement

Who doesn’t look forward to a time when all days in the week can be spent doing leisurely activities? For a truly enjoyable retirement, you have to make sure all your affairs are in order early on. To ensure that happens, here are some traps to avoid. 1. Forgetting to take the lifetime allowance into […]

Cashed Out Pensions Explained

Cashed Out Pensions Explained

Will you Get Taxed on Your Cashed Out Pension? A pension fund is money saved up for your retirement. But under rules introduced in April 2015, you now have an option to take out your pension before you reach the normal retirement age of 65. This is both good news and bad news. Good, because […]

What Are Cashed Out Pensions

What Are Cashed Out Pensions

How do cashed out pensions work? In the pension freedom reforms, you are allowed to make as many withdrawals as you want from your pension pot. For each withdrawal, 25% of the amount will be tax-free and 75% will be taxed like your income. This spares you from paying a huge amount of tax, because […]

Is It Really Tax-Free When Moving Your Pension to Gibraltar or Dubai?

Is It Really Tax-Free When Moving Your Pension to Gibraltar or Dubai

If you are a non-UK resident or someone moving abroad, there are several things you can do with your UK pension plan. Leave your pensions in the UK pension plan Transfer it to a Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS) Pay into a UK Pension Scheme from wherever you are overseas Among these options, the […]

How Your Choice of Overseas Pension Scheme May Cost You 55pc Tax Charge

A lot of Britons save into their pension in preparation for retirement overseas. This is made possible through a qualifying recognised overseas pension scheme (QROPS) that is available around the world. Following HMRC’s publication of an updated list,  however, the number of QROPS available to savers has been significantly reduced.  The Australian scheme, for example, […]

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