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Retirement planning   

A common view among people is that only poor people cannot afford to retire. However, many of the people that have to keep working after retirement are those who had very good income streams throughout their careers, but they convinced themselves that they saved enough to maintain their lifestyles when they do not have to work anymore. 

The earlier people implement a retirement planning strategy, the bigger their chances are to retire comfortably. We believe that the success of the build-up of a sufficient retirement investment portfolio does not depend on timing of the investment markets, but rather of the time that clients spend in the market. The effect of compound interest has to be taken into account here.  

Did you know? 

  • Contributions to a Retirment Annuity (RA) are totally flexible and can be paused, changed monthly. In other words you can determine the amount (minumum R500) and frequency of your contributions.
  • Your contibutions (up to certain limitations) are deductable from your taxable income. 
  • A RA does not attract any estate duty.
  • The accumulation of income, dividends and capital gains in your RA is totally exempt from income tax.  

Example of Tax Saving on Retirement Annuity Contributions 

Peter are both 30 years old and both have non-pension funding income of R500,000 for the 2015/16 tax year. John contributes 15% of this to a RA (R150,000) and Peter does not.

Their comparative figures for the 2015/16 tax year are as follows:

 

 

Description

 

John

 

Peter

Non-retirement funding income

R500,000

R500,000

 

RA contributions

(R75,000)

-

 

Taxable income

 

R425,000

 

R500,000

 

Income tax calculated

R103,173

R129,423

 

Primary rebate

(R13,257)

(R13,257)

 

Income tax payable

 

R89,916

 

R116,166

 

 

 

 

Tax saving

R26,250

-

 

Investment for retirement

R75,000

-

 

Net advantage

 

R101,250

 

-

  

Summary 

Taking all of the above into consideration it really is a "win-win" situation if you combine all the tax advantges together with saving for retirement. 

To get the ball rolling and rather save for retirement than giving it to the taxman please complete and submit the simple form below. Our financial advisor will contact you via your prefered method. 

For a more detailed explanation on  RA's you can download this 3 page document. 

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Retirement Annuities in Perspective

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You can also also click here for handy retirement calculators. 


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