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Posted Tue, 21 Jun 2022 13:35:42 GMT by Billy
I am the beneficiary of (half) of my late father's pension fund. He was an EU national, resident and domiciled in the EU, where we have also completed the inheritance and paid inheritance taxes. The money from the pension fund is made out directly to me, but has already been taxed by the fund/country of origin. I am wondering whether these funds are still taxable in the UK?
Posted Wed, 22 Jun 2022 08:15:48 GMT by HMRC Admin 17

The income needs to be declared in the UK .

Further guidance is available at :

Tax on foreign income  .

Thank you.
Posted Wed, 22 Jun 2022 08:26:19 GMT by Billy
Thanks. To be sure - does this count as income, rather inheritance, even if it was not my pension? Who should I get more detailed advice from of this is too complex for the forum?
Posted Wed, 22 Jun 2022 13:12:50 GMT by HMRC Admin 26

If the pension is now paid out to yourself (annually/monthly/weekly) normally this would be declared as a foreign pension income on your tax return form. 

If you feel you need to ask more questions due to the complexity of the enquiry, you can contact our Technical Team at :

Income Tax: general enquiries

Thank you.

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