Pensions Made Easy #6 – Can a UK resident benefit from a QNUPS?

By April 12, 2021News

An article by Roger Berry, Managing Director of Concept Group Limited.

Potentially they can.

A Guernsey QNUPS will be a local, approved and regulated pension scheme. Whilst it pays benefits gross without the deduction of Guernsey tax a UK resident member will be exposed to UK income tax on benefits received. Whilst typical QNUPS have underlying investments of marketable securities and portfolios, they can, unlike a QROPS, better invest into assets such as residential property, vintage cars, stamps, wine, jewellery etc. Structuring of QNUPS can be a complex matter requiring professional tax advice, but with care QNUPS can be a useful way for UK residents to add to their savings for retirement and potentially benefit from exemptions to IHT.

This can be a complex area on which professional advice should be taken. The above statement is a simplified summary answer.

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