Pension Transfers to NZ
If you have emigrated to New Zealand, or returned here after working overseas (excluding Australia) you may have some funds invested in a pension scheme which you'd like to transfer here. We can help you to transfer your UK pension to New Zealand and determine if this is in your best interest.
Things you need to know:-
- You will need to transfer to a ROPS (Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme)
- If you transfer your pension to New Zealand within 4 years of living in New Zealand, there is NO TAX to pay.
- If you leave your transfer until after 4 years of living in New Zealand, you will have to pay tax on the amount transferred. Go to the IRD website (IR1024) detailing the percentage of your pension that will be subject to tax after 4 years
- Tax is not calculated as part of your pension transfer. It is your responsibility to declare these funds when you do your tax return
- Clients will not be able to withdraw from the ROPS scheme before age 55
- 70% of the original transfer value must be used to provide an "income for life"
- The remaining 30% plus any growth may be withdrawn as a cash lump sum after age 55
- Any withdrawals of transferred UK pension funds from the NZ ROPS scheme may be subject to UK tax if you have not been a non-resident for UK tax purposes for five complete UK tax years
Contact us today to see how low our charges are and how we can help you.