TAX YEAR END 2019/20

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Details of the new annual allowances for the 2019/2020 tax year to help you support your clients tax planning.

Tax Year Standard Annual Allowance Money Purchase Annual Allowance *Tapered Annual Allowance Lifetime Allowance
2019/2020 Remains the same at £40,000 for tax year 2019/2020 Remains the same at £4,000 for tax year 2019/2020 Remains the same for tax year 2019/20. The tapered annual allowance applies to those with ‘adjusted income’ of more than £150,000 and ‘threshold income’ of more than £110,000* Increases in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation to £1,055,000 for 2019/2020.
2018/2019 £40,000 £4,000 Tapered annual allowance applies to those with ‘adjusted income’ of more than £150,000 and ‘threshold income’ of more than £110,000* £1,030,000


Standard annual allowance:

The annual allowance is a limit to the total amount of contributions that can be paid to defined contribution pension schemes and the total amount of benefits that your clients can build up in defined benefit pension scheme each year, for tax relief purposes.

Money Purchase Annual Allowance:

If your clients have flexibly accessed their benefits, the Money Purchase Annual Allowance (MPAA) is the amount that can be paid in one year to their money purchase arrangements without a tax charge applying.

*Tapered Annual Allowance:

For the taper to apply, the limits on both must be exceeded. This reduces your clients’ Annual Allowance by £1 for every £2 of adjusted income above £150,000 subject to a maximum reduction of £30,000. The minimum reduced allowance is £10,000. The level of adjusted income at which the maximum reduction in the annual allowance is reached is £210,000.

Lifetime Allowance:

The Lifetime Allowance is a limit on the amount of pension benefit that can be drawn from pension schemes –whether lump sums or retirement income – and can be paid without triggering an additional tax charge.



This information is for UK Financial Adviser use only and should not be distributed to or relied upon by any other person.

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