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An Individual Pension Plan (IPP) is for business owners and high-income earners like lawyers or doctors. It’s simple, your company contributes to your IPP on your behalf, which boosts your retirement savings so you can plan your next chapter with confidence.
Why open an IPP?
An effective way to maximize retirement savings
Higher contribution limit
Tax-deductible company contributions
How does it work?
IPP: Investing in 4 easy steps
Our advisor team1 and a consulting actuary will help you determine your goals for the retirement you want. In the case of an IPP, your company makes contributions on your behalf and can deduct these from its taxable income.
The Income Tax Act does not limit contributions to IPPs, but it does define the amount of the life annuity payable upon retirement. The life annuity will be equal to 2% of annual income for each year of membership and is indexed yearly. This is the basis for determining the contribution limit for your IPP.
Your earnings are tax-sheltered, and you benefit from growing income thanks to compound interest. If the investments return is under 7.5%, the company may fill the gap. This special contribution is deductible for the company and non-taxable for you.
When you retire, transfer your IPP to a RRIF or annuity to set yourself up for retirement and finally enjoy it!
Your company can also substantially upgrade your plan with additional tax-deductible contributions.