Pension Tax Relief Restriction


The Government has announced that from April 2011 the maximum pension contribution which will attract full tax relief is being restricted to £50,000 per year and the lifetime allowance (LA) will be reduced to £1.5 million from April 2012.
Where a defined benefit scheme is in place, a multiple of 16 will apply, so an extra guaranteed pension of £3,125 per year will be regarded as the equivalent of a £50,000 contribution.
The Government has also promised to legislate to remove the tax benefits attaching to the use of a variety of tax-saving vehicles, such as employee benefit trusts.
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