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Pension annual allowance penalties leap to £517m

Pension annual allowance penalties leap to £517m

Record 16,590 people paying penalty on 2016-17 pension contributions. The tax take from individuals paying a tax penalty for breaching the £40,000 annual allowance hit £517m ($673m, €580m) in the 2016-17 financial year ­– a huge increase from £143m in the previous year.
The number of taxpayers reporting this through their tax returns reached 16,590, up from 5,430 in 2015-16.

Meanwhile, the yield from those breaking the lifetime allowance (LTA) in 2016-17 reached £102m, involving 2,120 taxpayers, up from £66m and 1,180 taxpayers in the previous tax year. Please link to International Adviser to read the full article by John Lappin.

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