Tax relief is available on personal pension contributions. There is no limit on the amount that may be contributed to a registered pension scheme. The maximum amount on which an individual can claim tax relief in any tax year is the greater of the individual’s UK relevant earnings or £3,600.
Any contributions in excess of £40,000 whether personal or by the employer may be subject to income tax on the individual.
Where the £40,000 limit is not fully used it may be possible to carry the unused amount forward for three years.
Employers will obtain tax relief on employer contributions if they are paid and made ‘wholly and exclusively’. Tax relief for large contributions may be spread over several years.
If you have any questions or would like further information please call on 01527 433111 or 0121 289 4433