Pensions are high on the agenda. It's now a number of years since the major overhaul of pensions taxation that was referred to as pensions tax simplification. However, the taxation of pensions is no simpler than before and nowadays even the experts struggle to understand how pensions taxation works, and what its practical effects may be.
This title highlights all of the changes which have taken place since 2006 and particularly includes any new 2016 changes to the pensions taxation regime. The book explores, in a practical fashion, both the general principles and the details of how the tax system interacts with pensions, both for conventional pension schemes and for schemes and other arrangements for high-earning individuals.
This is a valuable and essential reference source for all tax practitioners involved in advising on pensions, which explains how the system works in an understandable style.
Chapter 1 Introduction: the pre-2006 legacy and the post-2015 revolution Chapter 2 The system of pensions taxation in the UK Chapter 3 Taxation of contributions to registered pension schemes Chapter 4 Member benefits and their taxation Chapter 5 Death benefits and their taxation Chapter 6 Taxation of UK pension fund investments and defined benefits scheme investment strategy Chapter 7 Pensions taxation and the higher paid Chapter 8 Non-registered pension schemes Chapter 9 Pensions and inheritance tax Chapter 10 Introduction to OPS, ROPS and QROPS Chapter 11 Overseas schemes - benefits, reporting to HMRC and taxation Chapter 12 Relationships with HMRC and the Pensions Regulator Chapter 13 Pensions and divorce (marriage or civil partnership breakdown) Chapter 14 Pension transfers Chapter 15 Registered pension schemes, charges and penalties Chapter 16 The road to auto-enrolment and its implementation Chapter 17 Miscellaneous changes, conclusions and what the future may hold