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Carry forward

Carry forward allows individuals to make higher tax relievable pension contributions than they otherwise might be able to, by using unused annual allowances from the three previous tax years, if the annual allowance for the current tax year has been used up. This means your client may be able to contribute more to their pension pot this tax year (until 5th April 2020) and still benefit from tax relief (subject to having relevant earnings equivalent to the amount they want to contribute).

To be able to do this they will need to adhere to certain conditions. You can find out all about these in our video below.

Carry forward video transcript

Client guide on utilising carry forward

For more information to help your clients understand the importance of maximising their pension contributions, download this guide.

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