In·di·vid·u·al Pen·sion Plan (IPP) – noun
It seems that corporate Canada can’t do away with its defined benefit pension plans fast enough. But for the independent business owner, they’re an attractive option - if the plan-holder is the business holder.
An Individual Pension Plan (IPP) is a registered, defined benefit plan available to incorporated business owners and professionals. Contributions are made through the corporation based on annual income, age, and years of service. IPPs maximize retirement income savings by benefitting from the enhanced funding under Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) guidelines.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF AN IPP?
Defined retirement income stream
Indexation for inflation
Tax deductible past-service contributions for earnings since 1991
IS AN IPP RIGHT FOR YOU? If you…
are an incorporated business owner or professional, ideally over 40 years of age
and receive significant employment income from your company (T4, T4PS)
…an IPP can work for you.