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Currumbin Keith

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    U.P.P. on UK private pensions

    UPP update - I posted off the ATO form on 3rd Dec 2018. Today they called to to be sure I wasn't muddling my UK State Pension with my Occ Pension - apparently it is a very complex calculation ... I believe them ! Then they gave me a UPP deductible amount of £153 [ $253.44 ] for the 2017-18 financial year. And they said if there is no variation, the ruling can apply for future years. This UPP is quite a small percentage of my Occupational Pension - far less than the 8% on UK State Pensions, but its better than nothing and was achieved with relatively little effort.
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    U.P.P. on UK private pensions

    Somewhat to my surprise, the scheme administrators have almost immediately supplied the information I requested. So I will send in the form and try my luck with the ATO for a UPP deduction on my new UK Occ Pension. BTW, apparently the exact amount of personal contributions I made to this pension fund 1975--1987 was £4,540.22 - who could ever remember that sort of detail ?
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    U.P.P. on UK private pensions

    Hi Mike - did you ever have any luck with your UPP covering letter gambit to the ATO ? I'd like to try for a UPP deduction on my new UK Occ Pension - but judging by their recent performance, I'm not optimistic about getting any useful info from the scheme administrators. Kind regards - Keith Bannerman, Currumbin Valley, Gold Coast, Queensland
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    Pension exchange rates

    Thanks for that info Andy. I've used all my super contributions for the financial year. Fortunately it looks like the tax offsets from HMRC will virtually cancel out the Australian income tax liability. Kind Regards Keith
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    Pension exchange rates

    In the light of all this Common Reporting Standard stuff, I've decided I'd better be super honest and declare a UK Pension fund full pot lump here - even though much of it got hit for 40% tax by HMRC. I can see that the component earned prior to becoming an Australian resident is tax free, so I think I should just need to declare the element that has accrued since that point. Then I think I should work out pro rata how much of the UK tax was levied on the Australian residency element and claim that amount as an income tax offset ( deduction ) on the Australian tax return. Does this logic make sense ? All Forum Reader thoughts would be appreciated ! Thanks