You Can Never Do Enough Pension Questions!
Last updated on May 22nd, 2020 at 8:55 am
THIS ARTICLE IS RELEVANT TO EXAMINABLE TAX YEAR 2019/20.
We’ve had quite a few pension queries over the past few weeks so we’ve set out below one of the typical questions we are asked regarding capped drawdown.
Question: Sally was in capped drawdown on 5 April 2015. She took the maximum PCLS from a fund that was worth £385,000. Sally’s GAD rate is £53 per £1,000, what is the maximum income Sally is entitled to?
Answer: C – CII R04 Study Text Cross Reference : Chapter 6.2, Section E1A
Rationale: Sally has taken the maximum PCLS (25% of her fund); therefore, her remaining fund invested into pension drawdown is £385,000 x 75% = £288,750. If Sally’s GAD rate is £53 per £1,000, applied to her fund this equates to £288,750/£1,000 x £53 = £15,303.75. The maximum income she can take in capped drawdown is 150% of GAD = £15,303.75 x 150% = £22,956 (rounded up).
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