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Tax on pension assets

Tax is generally not charged on the investment income or capital gains earned by pension funds.

However, the Minister for Finance introduced a temporary Pension Levy of 0.6% of pension fund assets, payable for each of the 4 years 2011 - 2014 and an additional levy of 0.15% for 2014 and 2015.  Therefore, in 2014 the levy increased to 0.75% and in 2015, the levy was 0.15%.  The levy was based on the market value of the pension fund on 30 June each year.

The levy has been discontinued from 2016.