The latest HM Revenue & Customs data for expats with QROPS offshore pensions.
“These changes were scheduled for 1 May 2019 but we published these early by mistake,” said a spokesman.
“Because we’ve published these updates early, we won’t be updating the list on May 1. We are sorry for any confusion this has caused.
“The next updates for the QROPS notifications list will be published on May 15, 2019.”
The number of QROPS has increased by 102 since the start of the year.
HMRC QROPS List – By country
|Country||No of QROPS|
|Isle of Man||353|
Data Source: HMRC
HMRC QROPS List – Changes
QROPS pensions added, amended or removed from the list since April 15, 2019.
|Honeyeaters Superannuation Fund||Australia||x|
|JA Russell Super Fund||Australia||x|
|Jon Gregory Taylor Superannuation Fund||Australia||x|
|Littledene Superannuation Fund||Australia||x|
|McKenzie Superannuation Fund||Australia||x|
|MJ Wood Super||Australia||x|
|Montanari Superannuation Fund||Australia||x|
|Pearson-Lemme Superannuation Fund||Australia||x|
|Tidswell Master Superannuation Plan||Australia||x|
|Harrison Superannuation Fund||Australia||x|
|JRC Retirement Annuity Trust Scheme||Guernsey||x|
|Quartermain Staff Retirement Scheme||Hong Kong||x|
|Eolas Biomedical SSAP||Ireland||x|
|Hannaaron SIPP||Isle of Man||x|
|A & S Investment Company Limited||Jersey||x|
|Wood Pensions Limited||Jersey||x|
Data source: HMRC
The first table shows the net number of schemes for each financial jurisdiction, accounting for new listings and removals since the publication of the last list.
The second table details the changes.
What is the QROPS List?
The HMRC QROPS list tells overseas pension providers and retirement savers transferring funds from a UK pension to a QROPS or between offshore pension providers which schemes qualify for QROPS status.
QROPS providers certify their schemes meet UK offshore pension and tax rules to go on the list, but HMRC warns this does not mean any are approved or certain to be QROPS. Retirement savers should check this before transferring any money.
The next HM Revenue and Customs QROPS List is scheduled for May 15, 2019.
QROPS overseas transfer charge
The overseas transfer charge is calculated as 25% of the transfer value of a fund into a QROPS or between QROPS.
For expats living inside the European Economic Area (EEA), countries offering QROPS that are not subject to the overseas transfer charge are:
- The Netherlands
QROPS countries outside the EEA
Countries outside the EEA are subject to the transfer charge if an expat does not live in the same country as the pension is administered – these are:
- Hong Kong (China)
- Isle of Man
- New Zealand
- South Africa
Other exceptions to the transfer charge may apply if the overseas scheme is run by an employer or multinational non-government organisation, such as the EU QROPS.
A five-year residence rule may also apply.