Resource Centre

October 2017

Pensions Tax Reliefs

There are two broad types of pension schemes from which an individual may eventually be in receipt of a pension:

VAT

VAT registered businesses act as unpaid tax collectors and are required to account both promptly and accurately for all the tax revenue collected by them.

Construction Industry Scheme

The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) sets out special rules for tax and national insurance (NI) for those working in the construction industry. Businesses in the construction industry are known as ‘contractors’ and ‘subcontractors’. They may be companies, partnerships or self employed individuals.

Pensions Automatic Enrolment

Automatic enrolment places duties on employers to automatically enrol ‘workers’ into a work based pension scheme.

Trusts

Trusts are a long established mechanism which allows individuals to benefit from the assets without assuming the legal ownership of those assets so that others (the trustees) have day to day control over the assets. A trust can be extremely flexible and have an existence totally independent of the person who established it and those who benefit from it.

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