Personal Retirement Savings Account “PRSA”

A PRSA is a personally owned pension that lets you save for retirement on your own terms. You can contribute to it whenever you want and stop making contributions at any time.

Product features

  • Tax relief– Get tax relief on your PRSA contributions; plus any investment growth of your PRSA is tax-free.
  • Flexible– You’re in control: you decide how often and how much you want to contribute to your PRSA.
  • Portable– If you move jobs, or even take a career break, you can take your PRSA with you.

 

Tax relief

You can claim income tax relief on contributions to a PRSA, up to certain limits. And if your retirement fund grows, the growth is also tax-free. When you retire you can – subject to certain limits – take a lump sum, some of which may be tax-free.

Who is this product for?

A PRSA is for everyone, regardless of employment status. You can take out a PRSA if you’re self-employed, or working for a company.

After you retire

On retirement, you can take a tax-free lump sum of 25% of your fund, up to a maximum of €200,000. The remainder of your fund can then be invested in an Annuity or Approved (Minimum) Retirement Fund A(M)RF/ Approved Retirement Fund.

If you have taken out a PRSA to make Additional Voluntary Contributions, you must take your benefits from your PRSA in the same way as you take the benefits from the main scheme.

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