Dear Child Maintenance Service,
I have recently submitted a request regarding Higher rate Tax payers, and pension contributions. The response received relates to private pension schemes.
Can you please confirm whether all pension documentation has been reviewed, and amended? Including documentation relating to work place pensions? If so, can you please provide full copies of both the old and new documentation?
The CMS documentation states that if you have an occupational/workplace pension that the gross income figure taken already adjusts for the pension contributions. CMS staff also advise that if you have a workplace pension, you do not need to provide any details of payments in to this pension, as the Gross Income figure used has been correctly adjusted to account for the pension contributions. Can you please confirm that CMS policy states that the paying parent does not need to provide details of their pension to the CMS, if they have a workplace pension, where both the employee and employer pay in to this pension?
Sarah & John Coleman
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