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Finance Act 2014

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13.There are a number of payments that registered pension schemes are authorised to make as lump sums. This section increases the maximum amount that may be paid as lump sums that are an individual’s total pension savings (trivial commutation lump sums) and small lump sum payments that may made in addition to other authorised payments, which are treated as trivial commutation lump sums.

14.The section is covered by a resolution made under the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968. Under this resolution scheme administrators of registered pension schemes account for income tax under Pay As You Earn procedures before the 2014 Finance Bill received Royal Assent for lump sums to which the section applies where paid on or after 27 March 2014.

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