Additional Voluntary Contributions “AVCs”
Additional Voluntary Contributions “AVCs” can help you save a little bit more for your pension. Whether you started late, or you have a bit of extra cash to put away, an AVC could help you increase your pension savings.
What is an AVC?
Additional Voluntary Contributions, or AVCs, are extra contributions you can make in addition to your existing company pension.
- Growth – Grow your pension fund ahead of your retirement.
- Smart – A more tax efficient way to save.
- Flexible – Make additional contributions through your company’s payroll, or privately.
Who is this product for?
This product is suitable for members of company pension schemes, who want to make additional contributions.
You can claim tax relief against AVCs, subject to revenue limits. And your investment growth won’t be taxed.
You can make contributions to your AVC through your employer, or by yourself. Making contributions through your employer is usually the most straightforward, since each contribution can be taken from your salary. If you make personal additional contributions you’ll have to claim tax back from Revenue.
When you retire
When you retire, your AVC contributions need to be taken in the same way as the benefits from your company pension scheme.
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