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Do I need to claim tax relief myself?

What do I need to know about tax relief?

  • Tax relief contributions to your Nest pension pot are made by the government.
  • We collect this tax relief on your behalf every time you or your employer make a contribution to your retirement pot.
  • Tax relief is currently set to a basic rate of 20 per cent. If you’re a higher earner you’ll need to speak with HMRC directly to claim any additional tax relief.
  • We’ll apply for the basic rate of tax relief as soon as we receive contributions from you or your employer.
  • It can take up to three months for the tax relief contributions to show in your Nest retirement pot.

How do I check the tax relief contributions that I have received?

  • You can see your tax relief contributions by logging in to your online account.
  • Click ‘Investment history’ in Quick links at the bottom of your dashboard.

  • To search through the contributions click ‘New search’.
  • You can enter any date from the beginning of your enrolment up to today’s date.
  • When you’ve done this click ‘List transactions’.

  • You’ll be able to see all contributions added to your pot within your searched date range.
  • You’ll also be able to see any tax relief that has been collected for you.
  • If you click on the small arrow next to each contribution you’ll be able to see the date and amount of the contribution.

For more information about different types of contributions please see What are the different types of contribution I can receive?

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