Category Archives: Retirement

State Pension (Contributory) Update

There are two different State Pensions systems, namely the Social Insurance system and the Social Assistance system. The Social Insurance system provides pension benefits based on an individual’s PRSI record over their lifetime whereas the Social Assistance system provides means tested pension benefits. Herein we are going to look at the State Pension (Contributory) which […]

Professional Sportspeople and Pensions

Professional sportspeople may a have relatively short working life (as sportspeople) but with high earnings. The pensions system recognizes the special characteristics of such individuals. Taxable earnings Professional sports people resident in the State will likely be taxable on their sport’s earnings either under Schedule D (as a profession) or Schedule E (as an employee), […]

Finance Bill 2016: Changes to PRSAs and RACs held past the age of 75

Finance Bill 2016: Changes to Personal Retirement Savings Accounts (PRSAs) and Retirement Annuity Contracts (RACs) held past the age of 75 The Finance Bill 2016 introduced changes in the way PRSAs and RACs (i.e. Personal Pension Plans) will be treated where a person passes, or has already passed their 75th birthday. Unvested PRSAs and RACs […]