Will payments from a QROPS be reported to HMRC?

QROPS providers are not required to notify HRMC of any payments from transferred pensions unless the member is:

  • Resident in the UK when the payment is made, or
  • Although not resident in the UK at that time, has been resident in the UK earlier in the tax year in which the payment is made or in any of the ten tax years immediately preceding that tax year (the “ten year rule”) and
  • For the first 10 years following the transfer

 
So long as any benefits taken within the “five year rule” are consistent with the benefits that could have been taken as a UK resident then no UK tax consequences arise.
 
There is an exception however where the QROPS has been used to invest in what is known as “taxable property” which includes for example residential property. Such schemes are subject to indefinite reporting of payments made to HMRC.

NZ free phone:0800 102 599 / OZ Free Phone:1800 857 410 / Email:info@qropsnz.com

very stress free

Thank you Cambel for your help and guidance throughout this process in getting my pension transferred (very stress free for me). It is greatly appreciated and I would certainly recommend you and Charter Square to others who are interested in transferring their pension.

David R, New Zealand

You guys rock!

I just wanted to say a great big thank you to you and your team. You are all totally awesome. I received a cheque yesterday from the Prudential to apologise for the ‘recent inconvenience’ that I had experienced. Thank you for doing this for me. You guys rock!

Noelle B, New Zealand

professional, insightful

Charter Square were professional, insightful and a pleasure to work with. They rose to the challenge of consolidating my overseas pensions and bringing them home with minimum fuss for me and maximum effort on their part.

Jens H, New Zealand

thorough, professional and prompt

Very thorough, professional and prompt service from the team at Charter Square. Thanks for making the bewildering world of pension transfers super simple.

Jules T, New Zealand

Best party to deal with

Thank you kindly for keeping in touch with me. For now, I will not be moving my pension. I will however be keeping your details and referring back to you when I wish to pursue. You by far are the best party to deal with, no nonsense, professional and in my opinion genuine. I do sincerely thank you for your advice to date.

GE, New Zealand

Freedom

Securing the freedom to use savings that are actually ours to work with has been stressful in the extreme. While I never planned on giving up there were many times when the current (UK) holder made the whole process seem well beyond my determination and ability. It’s easy to look at the 36 month history of this claim with the benefit of hindsight, but the conclusion is that employing Charter Square in the first instance would have been wise had I been able to anticipate the red-tape that appears to have been deliberately created to stall access.

CP, Auckland
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