Questions tagged [pension]

For questions related to pension, which are usually contracts to pay an individual a fixed sum after retirement from an organization or service.

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What are units in pensions?

What are units in pensions' context? It seems such a basic term that I didn't find any site with a simple explanation for it.
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Cheap SIPP providers in the UK [closed]

What are cheap SIPP providers in the UK? I would be saving around £333 each month in a SIPP starting from zero (all my previous pension contributions are in an employer-organizaed group pension plan). ...
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Forced closure of retirement fund: Best use of lump sum

I have been working in Australia for several years, with a temporary residence visa. I expect to soon be returning to my home country (UK). At this point, my superannuation account will be closed, ...
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Comparison of tax benefits in ISAs and pensions schemes in the UK

I'm reading about pension schemes in general, and in the UK in particular. I think I have understood how the tax relief works, still I'm not sure. Given this quote I have found: If you are a basic ...
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UK Pension transfer to the US

I'm a naturalized US citizen. When I lived in the UK, as a British citizen, I amassed a small pension pot (about 50,000GBP). Is there any way to get that money transferred to the US (into another ...
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Can I lend personal savings to my U.K. Ltd company and have the loan repaid into my pension?

Is it possible for me to make a personal loan to my own UK Ltd. and then have the UK Ltd. pay it back by depositing it in my pension? I am an employee of the company and draw a minimal wage: around £...
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Should I rollover my pension into an IRA?

I have roughly 15k in my pension and am 31 years old. I recently left my company and have the option to keep my pension at Bank of Montreal, or transfer it to my Roth IRA, or I can open a traditional ...
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What to do with DB pension funds after leaving company in late 20's?

I'm trying to understand if I can roll my defined benefit pension plan into my IRA and invest it that way. I assume I can let it sit in the pension account and earn the interest credits between 2-10%. ...
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Are workplace pensions less efficient than salary sacrifice because of national insurance?

I'm contributing to a Workplace Pension. For each £100 I earn (within limits) I contribute £5, and my employer contributes £3. I pay 12% NI on my £5, so it costs me £5.60. My employer pays 13.8% NI ...
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Is UK part of my EU state pension lost after brexit?

I worked for a few years in a few EU28 countries. According to the principle of aggregation of periods each country will contribute to my pension. I am only 27 and it doesn't seem likely that I am ...
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Drawing down a UK pension abroad

I am 30 years old and currently live in the UK. I am moving out of the UK in 3 - 5 years (to a country in Europe), where I will likely stay. My question relates to pensions, of which I have none. I ...
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What is the point of state pensions topup

The UK Government are offering a pension topup scheme details here: https://www.gov.uk/state-pension-topup Going on the above example, it would take 20 years to recover your initial 4k outlay ...
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Hong Kong Mandatory Provident Fund contribution strategy

I'm moving to Hong Kong and understand that (almost) every employer and employee must contribute to the MPF (Mandatory Provident Fund) pension fund. However the maximum contribution levels are very ...
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Is Pension income a part of my Personal Tax Income

My parents retired, and they will be receiving monthly payments from pension and those things. We live in Ontario. Do these count towards their income tax brackets? Are there other taxes they should ...
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Moving out of the UK. What should I do with my UK personal pension?

I have been working for a few years in the UK and my employers created personal pensions and contributed to them. Now I'm moving out of the UK and I'm not sure what to do with these. As far as I know, ...
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Risks of selecting a pension plan in the USA

I am looking at a possible employment opportunity with a state-affiliated institution in the United States. They offer a couple of options for retirement plans, and one of them is a pension plan. Of ...
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Rollover into bond fund to do dollar cost averaging [duplicate]

I elected to accept my former employer's pension buyout offer of $15K and roll it into my 401(k) plan. If I had this in cash I would invest it over time to leverage the benefit of dollar cost ...
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My pf no on salary slip is MH/PUN/ Can anyone tell me how can I get UAN no if combination for Maharashtra-Pune becomes PU/PUN UAN Member Portal?

I work in India, Pune. I want to generate UAN [Universal Account Number] allocated to track the PF [Provident Fund, Govt. Pension scheme]. I was using government site Employee's Provident Fund ...
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OAS And spouse's allowance

I just turned 64 three months ago and am currently receiving spouse's allowance. Can I submit the OAS application now or should I wait?
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UK income tax relief on pension contributions (higher rate)

My question is regarding UK tax relief on pensions, and there are a couple of questions. Say I earned £52,385, exactly £10k over the UK higher rate tax band of £42,385. My provider would usually claim ...
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Ready to invest but I'm overwhelmed with the number of brokers and services

I have £15,000 - £20,000 to invest for the long term and I've researched what I will regularly invest in to: Pension, Index funds, Bonds, small number of individual stocks (maybe) as well as my cash ...
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Why would you use an IFA for choosing a pension fund

I've been trying to sort out a pension fund and been talking to an advisor from st. james place, who whilst admittedly not exactly an IFA does seem to know his stuff. But their fees are relatively ...
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PV problem: lump sum payoff or continue quarterly payments

I am is faced with a choice of two alternatives. There really is no right or wrong answer, I just want to hear someone else's input/methodology. Here are the two choices: Keep paying $5,722.56 for ...
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What should I invest in other than pension or real estate

I live in South Africa, and the country is not exactly going in a good direction. I am 24 years old. I would like to start investing in something for my future. One option is to get a pension fund. ...
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Effects of moving around on pension

I'm currently a resident of the US, and I work here on an L1 visa. Prior to this I resided in the UK for about 2 years and I expect to move to Switzerland sometime in the next 10 years for work ...
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UK: is there a danger of pension confiscation? [closed]

Earlier this year I learned that Poland confiscated private pension funds and merged them into their public pension scheme to pay their debt off. I could not find any resources in any respected ...
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Do you still get CPP/OAS if you live outside Canada

If a Canadian citizen decides to spend retirement years outside Canada, do they still get the full amount for CPP/OAS? or do they need to have residence in Canada?
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Should I/Can I consolidate multiple company pensions?

I've been paying into pensions since I got my first job after leaving university. I've changed jobs 4 times over 10 years and I now have a scattering of company pensions from various providers. So I'...
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Puerto Rico Tax on Pension Income

I am considering purchasing a permanent residence in PR. I am retired. Based on my 3 sources of income below, what would be taxable in PR? Primary - pension from NYS government not subject to NYS ...
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Pension in the EU when having worked in multiple European countries

I have a few questions about (state) pension plans when having worked in multiple EU countries in your lifetime. First off, EU countries have different requirements in terms of minimum years worked/...
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Tax taking out pension exceptional circumstances (UK)

I used to live overseas where I had a private pension pot. Due to covid19 exceptional circumstamnces, the country has allowed to take out 25% which I've just received in my UK bank account. How this ...
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Received lump sum payments for OAS, GIS application (for last 3 years) with one T4 slip in 2019. How can we still qualify for “refundable tax credit”

My uncle & aunt in Canada applied for their OAS (Old age security) & GIS (Guaranteed Income Supplement) & Allowance payments in January 2017 and they were qualified to receive all benefits ...
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When is a 401(k) better than a pension?

There are tons of comparisons between 401(k) and pensions, with the most obvious being the concept of "defined contribution" vs. "defined benefit". This makes them a sort of apples to oranges ...
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Canada Pension Plan Transfer

I have lived for three years in Canada, and made three contributions to the CPP. I now live in Switzerland and do not plan to return to Canada ever. Is there any way to transfer these contributions ...
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Transfer UK pension to AU super fund

Is it possible to transfer a UK pension fund over to an Australian Super fund? I am a NZ citizen currently working in the UK. I will most likely move back to Australia in a year or two, where I ...
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Residential requirement for Canadian living abroad to collect pensions?

I have been told by numerous individuals that one is required to return to Canada for a certain period of time, whilst living abroad, in order to continue to collect my Senior benefits from the ...
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Relationship between RRSP and Pension plan in Canada

What is relationship between RRSP and Pension? I know that contribution to Pension Plan reduces your contribution limit to RRSP but is it only certain kind of Pension Plan or all? Does it matter if it ...
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Do I have to pay into Canada Pension Plan (CPP) as part time contractor?

I have a fulltime job with a company but in my spare time I do some contractor work for a few clients I gathered overtime. I understand that I have to pay income tax at the end of the year over my ...
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What is the method to calculate pension adjustment as shown on a T4?

How does an employer calculate Pension Adjustment (Box 52 on T4). Is it the amount of money that the employer contributes on my behalf each year to the company's pension plan + any optional ...
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How much should a 24 year old contribute to a pension?

Im 24 and going to set up a pension. I don't know how much to contribute. Can anyone give any advice on how much they think I should contribute? My employer doesn't offer any pension benefits and I'm ...
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Cold email from DeVere Germany, who are they?

I recently received an email out of the blue from deVere Germany talking about my UK pension and Brexit. I've never had contact with the company before and never gave out my email to them. Apparently ...
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Should I opt out of NEST pension scheme as a young worker?

I am working in the UK. It's my first permanent job and I've discovered on my last payslip a line named NEST Pension Scheme. I googled a bit and I have discovered what it is but first, as it seems to ...
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Where/how does pension tax relief for higher rate tax payers get paid once a self-assessment tax claim is completed?

If a UK higher rate taxpayer makes payments into a SIPP, and then completes a tax self-assessment form, how will the government return the money? Does it pay it to a person's bank account? Into their ...
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Is $50k in business income enough to consider hiring a pension specialist?

I am currently a full time software developer, and have a side business done under my own LLC (S corp). For the sake of having concrete numbers, lets say I make $100,000 through my full time job, and ...
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Is it possible to use part of my pension to pay loans, or to opt out of the pension scheme altogether for a few years until my loans are paid?

I have so far worked in Singapore, Norway, and now in the UK. My knowledge about pension scheme in general is very limited. What I only know is that part of my gross salary goes to tax and part of it ...
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Payroll pension contributions- UK higher rate tax relief

In the UK, a higher rate taxpayer who contributes to a pension scheme is entitled to pension relief to recover the difference between basic rate and higher rate tax for pension contributions. (HM ...
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What are the pros/cons of these investment types?

My UK pension company allows me to make one-off online payments, and surprisingly I found out I can invest the money in any way I want. My options are as follows: International All Share ...
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Pensions and personal circumstances, assessment and alternatives

Pensions are very popular financial products, and are quite strongly encouraged, both through favourable tax laws and employers contributions. In all cases I am aware of, neither the contributions ...
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Is the earliest retirement age set by candian government or by the employer

My employer tells me that there is a concept of an 'earliest retirement age' which happens to be 55. basically if I retire at 55 instead of 65, the formula for the company pension (not Canada pension ...
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How to calculate the potential difference of putting money into buying my house vs paying it into a pension

I've been wondering for a while if I would be better off stopping my pension payments and paying the money off my mortgage and paying it off more quickly. Then I would rent out the house and start ...