Switzerland Pillar 3a
Open several Pillar 3a accounts and possibly save taxes as a result
People who pay their pension capital into different Pillar 3a accounts can save taxes in many cantons, because the capital can then be withdrawn gradually over several years. We reveal how many accounts it's worth having and over what period you can withdraw your capital.
Paying into Pillar 3a is worthwhile. Even bit by bit.
Maintain the standard of living you're accustomed to even after retirement with Pillar 3a. It's possible, if you take account of all the contributory factors. Deciding factors not only include the interest or return level, but above all, how long and how regularly deposits are made.
Voluntary pension contributions: Should you pay into the second pillar or Pillar 3a?
Those who want to ensure financial security in retirement can take advantage of two voluntary provision options with tax benefits: buying into a pension fund or paying into Pillar 3a. The pros and cons of each option to enable you to make the right decision in your own situation.
How Much Are Self-Employed Persons Allowed to Pay into Tied Pension Provision If They Set Up Their Own Business during the Course of a Year?
Many self-employed persons want to know how much they are allowed to pay into their private pension provision during the year in which they go into business for themselves. It is generally possible to combine two contribution options.
Maximum Pillar 3a amount in 2023
Old Age and Survivors' Insurance (AHV) and employee benefits insurance (BVG) only cover 60 to 70 percent of the previous household income after retirement. If you want to maintain your accustomed standard of living even in your old age, you should therefore contribute the maximum Pillar 3a amount every year. But what are the maximum Pillar 3a amounts for 2023?
AHV Contribution Gaps – Everything You Need to Know
Anyone with gaps in their contributions to the Federal Old Age and Survivors' Insurance (AHV) will end up receiving a lower pension. So, how do these much-feared contribution gaps actually come about? How do you spot them and what can you do about them?
Why It's a Good Idea to Invest Five Minutes Every Four Years in Your Old Age and Survivors' Insurance
Federal Old Age and Survivors' Insurance (AHV) is a somewhat neglected topic compared to the second and third pillars: Although it accompanies us throughout our lives, some insured people have unnecessary contribution gaps through insufficient knowledge. The result is that their pensions are appreciably lower. In most cases, spending five minutes on the subject every four years would be sufficient to avoid this.
Identifying, avoiding, and closing pension gaps early on
If a pension is not large enough to cover a person's normal expenses, this is known as a pension gap. What are the potential causes of such a gap and what options does the Swiss pension system provide for avoiding or closing them at an early stage?
Securities-based savings: Pillar 3a funds provide the following benefits
The private pension provision, known as the third pillar, supplements the government and employee benefits insurance. As an alternative to a pension account, securities-based savings are an attractive investment solution. Those who invest early in their pension provision improve the potential for larger returns by using Pillar 3a funds.
What happens to your AHV (Old Age and Survivors' Insurance), pension fund, and Pillar 3a if you get divorced?
In the event of a divorce, the same principle applies to AHV, pension fund and Pillar 3a assets, namely that entitlements and assets earned during the marriage are divided up. However, this is done differently from pillar to pillar.