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Contributions into approved Jersey private pensions plans: tax return help

​Contributions into approved Jersey pension schemes

If you’ve paid into an approved Jersey retirement annuity contract or approved Jersey retirement trust scheme and you have relevant earnings, you can claim an expense for these contributions.

Maximum pension relief

There is no limit to the amount you can pay into your pension fund but the maximum relief is the lower of:

  • your total pension contribution(s)
  • £50,000 less any excess
  • your relevant earnings less any excess

The excess is calculated if your total income is more than £150,000.

The amount of relief you get will also depend on any contributions you have made into occupational pension schemes.

Filling out the return

Enter the name of the scheme you paid into during the year and the amount of your contributions up to the maximum amount of £50,000.

Online return

If you're completing the return online, payments into your employer scheme are part of the employment section and private pension payments are entered at the end of the return.

Paper return

Payments into your employer work place scheme are part of the employment section

If you paid into a private pension scheme, these contributions are entered in the 'Payments into approved Jersey private pension plans' section (section 8 of the short return and section 16 of the long return).

More help

For more information:

Claiming a deduction for your pension contributions

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