Personal Pension tax relief

The new rules for stakeholder pensions are now in force and these changes require each individual to adopt a basis year for earnings. This sets earnings at this level for five years (or until altered). Take this situation, a 42 year old individual has basis year (1999-2000) net relevant earnings of, say £50,000. During 2000-2001 actual NRE are only £40,000.

How much tax relief is available at 40%?
Is it based on £50,000 or £40,000? i.e. if maximum pension payments have been made of £7,800 net(£10,000 gross) what repayment would be generated?

Andrew M Stevens

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Relief is restricted by earlier NRE and current HR tax

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For Jay

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"Stakeholder" is a red herring

AnonymousUser |

Have I missed something?

AnonymousUser |

Basis year profits determine maximum

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For David Heaton

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