New rules liquidating retirement
Retirement accounts were created to provide investment vehicles for individuals so that after they have stopped working, they could access their funds to cover expenses.
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In principle, the new rules should allow you to build a retirement strategy that is bespoke to your needs, and financial advisers expect them to enable advanced tax-planning strategies, especially where inheritance is concerned.
Under the current rules, it’s difficult to pass unused money in your pension onto the next generation without incurring a lot of tax.
If you’ve started taking any benefits from your pension, or you’re over 75 when you die, then passing on your pot as a lump sum will incur a 55% tax charge.
From 6 April, however, this so-called ‘death tax’ will become a thing of the past.