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  • Widowers Pension

    I’m completing my first self-assessment tax return and have a query about whether I need to include information about a pension I receive. I am employed but need to complete a tax return due to the interest I am receiving on savings. I know what information I need to provide in respect to this, that's fine. I also receive a monthly widowers pension from my late wife’s employer (Local Authority). This pension already has tax deducted by the provider through PAYE. There is a section on the tax return for State Pension, but this isn’t a state pension. Do I need to include any information about the pension I receive, and if so where on the form do I include this? I know there is a section on the Gov website about tax on inherited pensions, but it's not clear whether the information about the annual pension I receive needs to be included on a tax return.