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How do I know if my state pension is taxed in Britain? I am

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How do I know if my state pension is taxed in Britain? I am resident in Ireland and do not get any information from the pensions board or British revenue.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  bigduckontax replied 1 year ago.
Hello, I am Keith, one of the experts on Just Answer, and pleased to be able to help you with your question. Your UK State Pension is taxable, but paid gross. As an EEA citizen you have a personal allowance of 10.6K to offset this. Unless your State Pension exceeds GBP 203 per week you will not have any tax liability in the UK. Now when you left the UK did you submit a Form P85 to HMRC? If you did not then you should do so immediately. Fortunately there is no time limit as to its submission, it is available on the web and can be filed on line. On receipt HMRC will classify you as non resident for the tax year following your date of leaving and furthermore split the leaving year into two portions, one resident, the other non resident. You will find life much easier dealing with HMRC if your are classified as non resident by the P85 process. I do hope my reply has helped set your mind at rest.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
So ... If I get £734.00 per month from the State Pension, I do not have to pay tax on it? I do not remember filling up a P 85 form.
Expert:  bigduckontax replied 1 year ago.
No, 8.8K pa is well below the Personal Allowance so no tax will be due. Technically as you are in receipt of income which has not been taxed at source, you should make a return annually but HMRC will almost certainly tell you not to bother.
I would advise you to complete the P85 and gat it away,.
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Expert:  bigduckontax replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your excellent support.

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