Check the recognised overseas pension schemes notification list
The recognised overseas pension schemes notification list has been updated with 27 schemes added, 3 removed and 1 amended.
Find out about the pension scheme practitioner role
Information about how to submit an Accounting for Tax return on behalf of a scheme administrator has been updated.
- Pension schemes newsletter 132 — August 2021
Claim back a flexibly accessed pension overpayment
The P55 reclaim by post form has been updated for the 2021 to 2022 tax year.
Manage a registered pension scheme
Declare yourself as a scheme administrator for a retirement annuity or deferred annuity contract has been added to the list of what you can do if you're registered as a pension scheme administrator.
Apply to register a pension scheme
Information about declaring yourself a scheme administrator for a retirement annuity or deferred annuity contract has been added.
- Managing pension schemes service newsletter – August 2021
Pension schemes: service availability and issues
Planned downtime for Managing Pension Schemes from 4pm on Friday 13 August 2021 to 11am Monday 16 August 2021 has been added.
HMRC service availability and issues
Service availability issues are now resolved.
- Pension schemes newsletter 131 – July 2021
- Countdown Bulletin 55 - July 2021
- Increasing the normal minimum pension age for Pensions Tax
- Pension Scheme Pays reporting: information and notice deadlines
- Pension schemes newsletter 130 – June 2021
Reporting costs, charges and other information: guidance for trustees and managers of occupational pension schemes
Added updated guidance that will be effective from 1 October 2021. Until then, the guidance from September 2018 is applicable.
- Completing the annual Value for Members assessment and Reporting of Net Investment Returns
Managing pension schemes service newsletter – March 2021
Information to provide the date you became the pension scheme administrator for a scheme in Appendix D – Pre-A Day pension schemes has been added. Information in row 4, column 1 in Appendix C – list of data items for pension scheme migration has been updated.
- Apply for insurance benefits to be paid without tax being deducted
- Pension schemes newsletter 129 – April 2021
- Pensions tax: reporting non-taxable pension death payments using Real Time Information
Overseas pensions: payments to your members
Guidance about telling HMRC about a payment has been updated.
Pension schemes rates and allowances
Tax year references, Lifetime allowance figures and annual allowance year updated for 2021 to 2022.
Self Assessment: Tax Return for Trustees of Registered Pension Schemes (SA970)
The form and notes have been added for tax year 2020 to 2021.
Pension savings - tax charges (Self Assessment helpsheet HS345)
Helpsheet 'HS345 Pension savings - tax charges (2021)' and working sheet have been added.
Protect your pension lifetime allowance
The lifetime allowance stays at £1,073,100 for 2021 to 2022.
Pension schemes: value your pension for lifetime allowance protection
The 2021 to 2022 standard lifetime allowance has been added.
Claim a tax refund when you've taken a small pension lump sum
The print and post form P53Z has been updated for the new tax year 2021 to 2022.
- Countdown Bulletin 54 - March 2021
Register as a pension scheme administrator
Information under the ‘non-trading companies and public sector organisations’ section has been updated.
Pension schemes online: user guide
New sections about 'practitioner de-authorisation by scheme administrator' and 'practitioner de-authorisation by scheme practitioner' have been added. Sections about register as a practitioner and pre-register as a practitioner have been removed.
- Pension schemes newsletter 128 – March 2021
Trustee oversight of investment consultants and fiduciary managers
The consultation response is delayed and is now expected in the first half of 2022.
NHS Pension Scheme: increased flexibility
Added the outcome document in PDF format.
- Pension schemes newsletter 127 – February 2021
Make an annual claim for relief at source on pension contributions (APSS106)
The latest version of form APSS 106 - for annual claim periods 2018 to 2019 and onwards has been added.
- Pension Schemes Newsletter 126 – December 2020
Guaranteed Minimum Pension checker: service availability and issues
The issue when calculating a revalued GMP for scheme members has been resolved.
- Pension schemes newsletter 125 – October 2020
Submit an Accounting for Tax (AFT) return using the Managing Pension Schemes service
Where to find a charge reference on the Managing Pension Scheme service has been updated and requesting for refunds or reallocations will now use the same email address.
Pension schemes refund or reallocation request
Request for refunds or reallocations now use the same email address and a new version of the spreadsheet has been added.
Pension schemes newsletter 124 – September 2020
The protected pension age easement will not be extended and will expire on 1 November 2020.
- Pension schemes newsletter 123 – August 2020
- Pension schemes newsletter 122 - July 2020
- Managing pension schemes service newsletter – July 2020
Send pension scheme reports
Information about how to submit an AFT return using the Managing pensions schemes service for a scheme with a PSTR beginning with ‘2’ has been added.
Information requirements for pension schemes
Link for submitting your Accounting For Tax return has been updated.
- Pension schemes: collective money purchase benefits
- Guaranteed Minimum Pension (GMP) equalisation newsletter – July 2020
- Pension schemes newsletter 121 - June 2020
Pension schemes newsletter 119 – April 2020
The protected pension age easement has been extended up to 1 November 2020.