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hi. i am a 60 year old in full time employment. i have, within

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hi. i am a 60 year old in full time employment. i have, within weeks a frozen pension and a army pension paying out a cash lump sum. what is the max i can draw tax free, thanks.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Merlo replied 7 years ago.
Hello steve,

Please explain what you mean by "frozen pension".

Why have you determined that any of your pension benefits are nt taxable?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
my frozen pension was a company pension with a previose employer who did not think it could continue with it so they put a lump sum in and handed the running of it to a group of ellected trustees. i am told ican have atax free lump sum followed by a taxable pension.
Expert:  Merlo replied 7 years ago.
Hello again steve,

There are a few pensions which are exempt from tax, but they are pensions related to military disability.   A normal pension account that you had with an employer is fully taxable, and your military pension is also fully taxable, unless you are receiving a VA disability pension.

I am not sure why they told you that part of this would be tax free.

Do you have any more details which might help explain why you were told this?

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