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How much tax will I pay on my state pension lump sum?

Article ID: 2169
Last updated: 23 Mar, 2021

Please note: that State Pension Lump sums are only available to persons that reached state retirement age before 6/4/16

Your state pension lump sum is taxed at the highest rate charged on income received in the year.  This highest rate is the one that applies after the set-off of all reliefs and allowances that are deducted in arriving at total income.

For example, if the highest rate of tax you pay is 20%, you'll pay 20% tax on the lump sum.

You won't pay tax on a lump sum if your taxable income (excluding the lump sum) is less than your personal allowance.

A state pension lump sum isn't added to your income to increase your total taxable income.

For further information and guidance please see the HMRC website.

Article ID: 2169
Last updated: 23 Mar, 2021
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