One million over 55s caught by pension tax trap

Pedro Gonçalves
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The money purchase annual allowance (MPAA) has trapped almost one million over-55s, who must now live with a permanent reduction to the amount they can put into their pension tax free. For individuals wishing to dip into their retirement pots using the pension freedom rules, tax relief is available on contributions up to £40,000 a year, but those who have already made a flexible withdrawal, instead become subject to the MPAA of £4,000 a year Experts fear that many savers who took cash f...

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