What is the difference between Pensionable and non-pensionable salary?

Please explain the tax calculation between pensionable and non-pensionable salary

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
13 January 2015 at 16:05

Do you contribute to a pension fund as part of your employment?

Manny says:
15 January 2015 at 8:23

yes, I do

TaxTim TaxTim says:
16 January 2015 at 8:49

Pensionable earnings would be the income from an employer on which your pension contribution counts towards. So for example your basic salary and perhaps commission earned would be pensionable and perhaps an obscure allowance or a remibursive travel claim would not be considered pensionable as the pension contribution was not calculated on that.

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