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Are member contributions paid net of basic rate tax?

NOW: Pensions operates a net pay arrangement. This means that your pension contributions are collected before income tax. So, if you’re a basic rate taxpayer and you want to contribute £75 a month to your pension, £60 of your contribution comes directly from your pay, the additional £15 is the tax you would have paid on your £75 contribution. This means for income taxpayers, full tax relief at the highest rate is applied automatically and no income tax is paid on the contributions to your pension.

 

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