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How is a Purchased life annuity product taxed?

A purchased life annuity is one that you buy from your own funds and not from a pension fund.This money could be currently on deposit in the bank or in a building society, it could be the proceeds from a recent house sale or it could be money you have inherited form a deceased relative.The only important thing is that it is not from a registered pension scheme as this is called a compulsory purchase annuity.While a purchased life annuity will give you an income for life as a pension annuity would, this is not a pension annuity – one you buy with money from your pension pot.

As with all conventional annuities you have to decide whether or not you want your income to rise,and whether or not you want the annuity to just cover you, or a partner as well.

Another option that is available with a purchased life annuity is the option to guarantee your capital,where your capital is fully protected rather than just a guarantee.Taking one of these out means that when you die,the remaining annuity money is repaid to your estate and so can be passed to your beneficiaries. However, if the gross income paid out is greater than the amount invested, your beneficiaries receive nothing.

Tax on purchased life annuity products

Only part of the income from a purchased life annuity is taxable. This is because the UK tax system treats part of the return paid to you as a repayment of the lump sum you invested.

The taxable part of the income from a purchased life annuity is taxed at 20% – this is usually deducted before you get it. Basic-rate taxpayers have no more tax to pay on the annuity income, but higher-rate taxpayers must pay a further 20%.

Non-taxpayers can either have the annuity’s taxable part paid gross or reclaim the tax by filling in form R89 from the annuity provider or your local tax office.

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Identifier: newmethodforvalu00haye
Title: A new method for valuing of annuities upon lives ..
Year: 1746 (1740s)
Authors: Hayes, Richard, accomptant and writing-master
Subjects: Annuities
Publisher: London : W. Meadows
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Rules for valuing of Freeholds 60 J)itto Leafeholds 60 Ditto Freeholds in Reverfion 60 Ditto Leafeholds in Reverfion 60 Ditto to make good Years lapfed in a Leafe 61 Of paying Fines for Cathedral and College Lands 61 A Table fhewing the Decreafe of 100/. at 4, 5, 6, and 7 per Cent. 62 Example of valuing a Fine, payable at the Expiration of certain Years? ^ in Leafe 5 Of Orphans and Guardians, ^c. 64 A ufeful Table for fettling Accounts between Orphans and Guardians, or^Executors; it fliewing how much Money 100/. a Year will arife toA^if the Payment is forborn for any Number of Years under 31, at 5 f ^and 6 per Cent. J An Example of the life of the fame 66 Examples of the Authors pradical Method of teaching Arithmetick 66 A fhort Table of Intereft for odd Days, at any Rate per Cent. 69 Examples of the Ufc of the fame 70- Annuities upon Lives, valued at one View, from 1000/. a Year to i A 1a Year, for any Age from 30 to 73 Years, when Money is worth 4? r735, 6, 7, or 8 perCent. J HAYES

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HA T E Ss NEW METHOD FOR VALUING ANNUITIES upon LIVES,^At One View. H E Annuities calculated in the followingPages, {liew at one View, the prefent Valueupon the Life of a Perfon of any Age, fromThirty to Seventy and Three, according tothe Chance of an Annuitants living to theExtremity of the common oldeft Age of Life ;And this is done upon Suppofitions of the various Degrees of Probability, which Lives of dift^rent Ages have to continue in Being. Jo

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