Tax Smart: Rethinking Provident Fund Withdrawals

In this episode Warren Ingram delves into the retirement fund reform, which introduces a two-pot system to lower the tax burden when cashing in provident funds upon resignation. It segregates funds into a compulsory portion, locked until retirement, and a savings pot accessible during emergencies. While the reform doesn’t alter the investment strategy, it modifies fund accessibility.

Takeaways

  • The retirement fund reform aims to address the issue of high taxes when cashing in a provident fund.
  • The two-pot system will have a compulsory part that is locked away until retirement and a savings pot for emergencies.
  • The reform does not change the investment strategy but focuses on when and how the money can be accessed.
  • The implementation of the reform has been delayed, and it is uncertain if the investment strategy will differ for the two pots.


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