Folks, This question may well have been expounded here before, but the Search option ain't working for me Based on my age and tax band, I'm ready to maximise my 2006 contribution to AVC via my employer to the tune of approx €11,000 I understand that after the lump sum is processed by the pension fund, a receipt of sorts is provided as proof of payment. But how do I claim the 42% tax relief; Do I file a tax return for 2006? Do I get a lump sum cheque back from the Revenue? Do I get automatic increase in tax credits for year ahead? All advice appreciated.