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|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|
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.
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.
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.
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.