As a business owner, strategically managing profits or surplus funds is crucial. One of the most tax-efficient methods is through setting up a company pension, often referred to as an Executive Pension Plan.
Why Consider an Executive Pension Plan?
Higher Contribution Limits: Unlike personal pensions, company contributions to Executive Pensions aren’t restricted by standard tax-relief rules. This allows for substantial contributions to be made for owner-directors and key employees.
Corporation Tax Deduction: Contributions made by your company can be used to reduce the corporation tax bill, offering significant tax savings.
Income Tax Benefits: These pension payments are not considered as personal income, thereby not subject to income tax, PRSI, or USC.
Tax-Free Growth: Similar to other pensions, the growth within your Executive Pension accrues tax-free.
Early Retirement Option: You have the flexibility to consider early retirement from the age of 50, subject to certain conditions like relinquishing any shareholding and severing business links.
Who Can Benefit?
This initiative isn’t just for traditional business owners. Freelancers, contractors, or self-employed individuals using limited or umbrella companies can also make employer contributions to their pensions directly from their company. Whether you’re adding to an existing scheme or setting up a new one, this approach can be advantageous.
Timing is Key
To capitalise on the corporation tax deduction, it’s essential that these pension contributions are made before the end of your company’s financial year. Remember, backdating pension payments for directors or employees into the previous tax year isn’t permissible.
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