Finance Act 2022 – How does it affect pensions?

Introducing the new name in self-directed pensions
February 2, 2023

Finance Act 2022 was signed into law on the 15th December 2022. 

From a PRSA perspective it makes the following significant changes:

  • There is no longer a BIK implication for employer contributions to a PRSA. From 1st January 2023 employers can make unlimited BIK free contributions to a PRSA for an employee or director.
  • Employer PRSA contributions will not be limited by salary, service, marital status, existing scheme funding or retained benefits, so no funding calculations required.

Other pension changes 

  • Lump sums taken by Irish residents from any foreign pension arrangement now count against the €200,000 tax free and €300,000 taxed @ 20% pension lump sum limits.
  • Tax reliefs and benefits in respect of PEPPs will work in the same way as PRSA

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