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The accrued supplementary pension capital becomes available upon reaching 55 years of age.
Profit is indicated here before the withholding of personal income tax on interest income.
For calculations it is assumed that:
The actual return of pension plans may differ from returns used in the calculations and historic yield is not a
guarantee for an equivalent performance in the future.
Please be informed that the Law on Personal Income Tax entitles you to a personal income tax refund in the amount of 20% for private pension fund contributions in 2018 of up to 10% of your gross annual salary in the taxation year and the aggregate limit of 4000 EUR.
Gross monthly salary: 600 EUR
Monthly contribution into pension fund: 30 EUR
Sum of contributions into pension fund per year: 30 * 12 = 360 EUR
Personal income tax refund: 360 * 20% = 72 EUR
To claim your refund for personal income tax, you need to file the annual tax return ('income declaration') with the State Revenue Service.
To save for retirement and to get a chance to use tax benefits, become a participant in the 3rd pillar pension scheme!
When reaching the age of 55 you have the right but not the obligation to take out your accrued additional pension capital:
To take out your accrued additional pension capital You need to fill an application in the Swedbank Internet Bank or visit any branch of Swedbank. Additional pension capital will be paid out within 10 working days.
Remember - the sooner you start your savings, the bigger pension capital you will save in the long-term!
Contributions on your behalf can be made also by your employer. Before contributions employer should be indicated in your Individual participation agreement as contributor or employer can conclude Collective participation agreement. In more detail about contributions from employer side please look here.
Employees of European Community institutions who have savings in the pension fund of European Community institutions can transfer it to 3rd pension pillar of Swedbank.
We offer favourable terms of receiving accumulated funds and convenient access to information about your savings via Internet banking.
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The easiest way for the employer to make contributions into a pension fund for their employees is to use the Pension Payment (similarly to salary payments) option under “Payments” section on the Business Internet Banking site. When contributions are made using the Pension Payment option, the employer saves time as all contributions for employees can be made by importing a single file and transferring them in a single payment. To see an example of pension payment, click here. Before the Pension Payment option can be used, it needs to be enabled at any Swedbank branch and the company’s representative who will be able to do it must be specified.
Alternatively, the employer can make the contributions by a regular transfer, specifying in the payment details the employee’s forename, surname, identity number and personal pension account for which the contribution is being made in the pension fund. This is a convenient option in case of contributions for only a couple of employees.
If the number of employees is quite large and for some reason the Pension Payment option cannot be used, the employer can make a single transfer for all employees and, subject to prior arrangement, send the details about the contributions to Swedbank Atklātais Pensiju Fonds AS by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, followed by the original of the details of contributions by post to Swedbank Atklātais Pensiju Fonds AS, Balasta dambis 15, Rīga LV-1048.
As already known, the income in excess of a gross salary of 55,000 euros per calendar year (or 4583 euros per month) is subject to the solidarity tax. A portion of this tax – 4% or 10% depending on whether or not the taxpayer is a pension 2nd pillar participant – can be applied towards the person’s 3rd pillar pension savings. Contributions of solidarity tax to the 3rd pension pillar are possible only from income earned in 2018.
The taxpayer only needs to open a 3rd pillar pension agreement, if not already opened, and submit an application to the State Social Insurance Agency (VSAA) for transferring a portion of the solidarity tax within 60 days of receiving a notification from VSAA. In the application, you need to specify:
The application may be submitted:
The application form is availablehere.
VSAA will transfer a portion of the solidarity tax to the private pension fund’s pension plan once a month, starting with the next month after receiving the solidarity tax payer's application. If the taxpayer does not submit this information to VSAA within 60 days, the contributions will be transferred to the state pension special budget without personification.
Fur further information about the solidarity tax, see www.vsaa.lv
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Before investing in a pension plan it is recommended to evaluate risks associated with investments, taking into account that, if Pension Plan invests more in shares and similar securities, then higher is risk that the value of pension plan investments may rise or fall in positive or negative direction. Pension plan for past performance is no profitability in the future.
3rd pillar pension plans offered by Swedbank are defined-contribution plans without guaranteed return and without the biometric risks covered. Swedbank does not offer defined-contribution plans with guaranteed return or defined-benefit plans.
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Amount and frequency of your supplements are up to you, however we advice to forward 5-10% of your monthly income to pension savings. That will allow for accumulating sufficient capital for your retirement days. The sooner you start regular supplements, the more you will be able to save.
Investments are made only into licensed pension plans, that are being supervised by Financial and Capital Market Commission.
Effective from 01.01.2020.
Assets of pension plans are invested in various financial instruments (e.g. bonds and stocks), and their return and price is affected by various events throughout the world.
Returns of pension plans are not guaranteed, and with time it may fluctuate both upwards and downwards and the accrued capital can be lower or higher than contributions made.
Pension savings are long-term savings whose value can fluctuate, but in the long-run a positive return is expected. Historical performance does not guarantee similar return in future.
To not only protect your accrual but also grow it, it is important not to change the pension plan for the long term. To react to short-term fluctuations in financial markets, direct investments in securities could be suitable.
When assessing which pension plan to choose, it is recommended to consider how it suits your abilities and risk appetite and the planned period of saving.
The pension plan can be changed, transferring the entire accrual or a part thereof, on the Internet banking site or at any Swedbank branch.
From the list, pick the needed pension plan, check and approve its change, and it will be done within 2-3 business days (free of charge).
After changing the pension plan, it is possible to continue to save in several plans or cancel the automatic contribution into the previously selected plan and make a new into another plan.
To receive the accrued capital, make an application on the Internet banking site or at any Swedbank branch.
You can apply for a disbursement of the entire amount or a part thereof. The disbursement will be done within 3-10 business days (free of charge).
After a full disbursement, you can continue contributing and saving or cancel the automatic contribution and close the individual pension account.
In order to receive resident income tax repayments, the contributions should be left invested in the year of making the contribution and also in the next calendar year.
Please remember that according to the Private Pension Funds Low, the capital accrued in the 3rd pension pillar can be received from the age of 55. The accrual can be withdrawn earlier in these cases:
To transfer the accrued 3rd pillar pension capital from another pension fund to the Swedbank Open Pension Fund, you have to enter into the 3rd Pillar Pension Individual Participation Agreement with Swedbank, and it can be done on the Internet banking site or at any Swedbank branch.
After that, make an application to the another pension fund electronically or in person for transferring the capital to the Swedbank Open Pension Fund, providing the selected Swedbank plan name and account number:
In order to transfer your accrued 3rd pillar pension capital from Swedbank Atklātais Pensiju Fonds to other pension fund in Latvia, conclude a 3rd pension pillar individual participation agreement with the pension fund to which you wish to transfer the capital.
Fill out the “Application for transfer of supplementary pension capital”. The application may be submitted at any Swedbank branch or electronically by signing it with eSignature and e-mailing it to email@example.com.
The capital will be transferred within 30 days (free of charge).
The pension fund is under supervision by the Financial and Capital Market Commission (FKTK) and a certified auditor firm.
The cash, financial instruments and other assets of the pension plans are to be held, recorded and managed separately from the asset manager’s own assets and other assets under its management.
If the pension fund, asset custodian or the asset manager is declared insolvent or is liquidated, the pension plan assets may not be included in the property of the indebted pension fund, asset custodian or asset manager. The pension plan participant retains the right to the supplementary pension capital in their personal account.
2nd pillar of pensions is a scheme funded by the government - opportunity to increase your pension by forwarding a part of your social insurance contributions to a professional funds manager, who then invests the funds into securities and operates to make profit.
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Pension plans offered by pension fund "Swedbank Atklātais Pensiju fonds" AS, Balasta dambis 15, Rīga, Latvija: "Stability+25", " Dynamics +60", " Dynamics +100" un " Dynamics +USD".
Funds manager "Swedbank Ieguldījumu Pārvaldes Sabiedrība" AS, funds holder "Swedbank" AS, address: Balasta dambis 15, Rīga, LV-1048.
3rd pension pillar plans' catalogues, investments policy and operating results can be found here.
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