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You can go back three years to mop up unused contribution levels. Currently, the limit is 40K and that includes any contributions made by an employer. The limit was 50K between 6 April 11 and 5 April 14. Special rules applied in 15/16 viz:
6 April 2015 to 8 July 2015 (the ‘pre-alignment tax year’) - £80,000
9 July 2015 to 5 April 2016 (the ‘post-alignment tax year’) - £0
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Yie merely put the pension contribution on the SA100. I would be inclined to explain your contributions in box 19 of that form.
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No, you do not need to open up past years' returns. That is why you explain in box 19 of the SA100.
Yes, but don't forget that when making pension contributions these are made net of basic rate tax and the insurance company collects the other 20% from HMRC.
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