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Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003

Section 595: Annuities

2382.This section identifies annuities from approved personal pension schemes as pension income. It derives from section 648A of ICTA.

2383.The effect of section 648A(1)(b) of ICTA is preserved by a consequential amendment to section 18(1)(b) of ICTA. This amendment ensures that an annuity taxed in the pension income Part is not also taxed under Schedule D.

2384.Section 648A(2) of ICTA has not been rewritten as it is no longer needed. That provision is a transitional measure introduced when the basis of assessment switched from Schedule D Case III to Schedule E. It allows the Board to authorise the pension payer to continue to treat the annuity as if it were taxed Schedule D Case III. This is to give the payer time to set up a PAYE scheme. This power is no longer needed.

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