Company Director Pensions

I am a Company Director and I want to start a pension


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Using a Pension to Maximise Wealth Extraction from Your Company

One of the most attractive and tax efficient ways for company directors to extract profits from their company and turn them into personal wealth is to have their company make contributions to an Executive Pension plan.

The advantages of an Executive Pension are as follows;

  • The contributions made by your company are deductible against trading profits in the accounting period in which the contribution is made, thus reducing your corporation tax bill.
  • Even though they are for your benefit, contributions made by your company to your Executive pension are not treated as a benefit in kind.
  • The age related tax relievable amounts don’t apply to company contributions. Your company will generally have far higher scope to fund than you would have personally.
  • Your company can back-fund for the years you have missed and there is no PRSI liability for the company as a result of remunerating you this way.
  • Your funds grow tax free within the pension.

Using an Executive Pension to extract profits is an excellent way to reduce your corporation tax bill.

If you want to know more check out our Executive Pension Frequently Asked Questions.

A process called pension simplification is currently underway which may result in Executive Pensions being discontinued so if you are a Company Director and you don’t have an Executive Pension, now is the time to put one in place.

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