Posts Categorized: QROPS list

Latest QROPS list is revised. Australia drops from top to bottom jurisdiction

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QROPS list - July 2015. Huge drop in Australia QROPS providers and Swiss

Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have released a heavily updated QROPS list following last month’s suspension. As highlighted at the time the list’s format has changed though the revisions centre around the layout and an extensive cull in the number of qualifying schemes rather than any fundamental alterations. The QROPS list therefore continues to… Read more »

HMRC QROPS list may be dangerous for your wealth

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Transferring a UK pension to a provider appearing on the HMRC QROPS list does not confirm you will not be penalised with a hefty tax charge

The HMRC Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) list is sometimes mistaken as a seal of approval that a listed pension plan meets all the rules required of it. This implies that it can accept UK pension transfers without a draconian penalty being applied. Furthermore, it can also be mistaken that a pension provider not… Read more »

Don’t fear HMRC’s QROPS list suspension

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HMRC lists suspension

  HMRC have confirmed that their ROPS list, previously QROPS list, is currently suspended having not been updated mid-month as expected. They have stated that a new one will be produced for the 1st of July.   This can be viewed as good news despite how it may first appear. The reasoning behind the mid… Read more »

HMRC lists QROPS providers

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Pensions - HMRC ROPS list: Breakdown of each jurisdictions QROPS providers.

HMRC have produced their latest Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (ROPS) list detailing over 3,700 QROPS providers covering 45 jurisdictions. As mentioned before, HMRC’s QROPS list has morphed into the ROPS list though nothing has changed except the wording. To clarify, all QROPS providers are self certified and may not be qualified upon further scrutiny. Similarly,… Read more »

HMRC ROPS list (Prev HMRC QROPS list) – 1st May 2015

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HMRC have issued their latest ROPS list. Following a clarification in wording it is no longer officially known as the QROPS list though unofficially it appears that nothing has changed with how the lists are composed. As before, QROPS* can self certify for their inclusion whilst other, legitimately qualified pension plans, may decide against being… Read more »

WARNING – HMRC QROPS list is no longer qualified and is now HMRC ROPS list

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HMRC have altered the wording of their previous QROPS list to clearly highlight that pension plans listed are not qualified and are therefore only Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (ROPS). Going forward the HMRC QROPS list will now be known as the HMRC ROPS list instead. The fact that the list is not qualified has always been the case… Read more »

HMRC QROPS list explained

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UK pensions can be transferred abroad into Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS). This allows them to be moved without being subject to an unauthorised payments charge that would otherwise have been due. To be deemed qualifying a QROPS must both be non UK based and follow certain rules set forth by HMRC (Her Majesty’s… Read more »

Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS) Explained

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QROPS Pension transfer

  QROPS pension transfers can allow you to benefit from holding a UK pension overseas. What follows is all you require to know about QROPS including; What QROPS are How is qualifying status achieved When they were introduced QROPS benefits QROPS potential drawbacks Why they differ to UK schemes QROPS vs SIPPs Rules and regulations… Read more »

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