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I submitted the request in March this year, so I have been told I can claim for tax year 2010 onwards. I don't have the figures to hand but it has been about 3600-4000 a year. It is a company pension scheme where I pay 8% net from my wage slip and Aviva claim back 20% tax. Since I earn over 50k. I pay some tax at 40%. I can get the figures this evening.
Thanks.Normally, if you pay higher rate tax and pay net of basic rate tax relief pension contributions, you claim the higher rate tax relief by completing a self-assessment tax return. You can register to do that here. Alternatively, you can ask the tax office to give you the additional tax relief though your tax coding on an ongoing basis.You will need to tell the tax office the amount you paid in pension contributions for each tax year. I would give them the net and gross figures. So, if you paid £80 net, that would equate to £100 gross. Simply divide £80 by 0.8 on your calculator and you get to the gross. £3,600 net would be £4,500 gross. £4,000 net would be £5,000 gross.I'd be happy to do the calculations for you if you give me the net figures for each tax year.I hope this helps but let me know if you have any further questions.
What documentation should I send? I sent the contributions certificates from Aviva in March, but this wasn't enough, apparently.