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"E-book" by AK

Second "e-book".

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Why join the Supplementary Retirement Scheme?

Friday, April 21, 2017

Hi AK:
I just like to share one of my view on SRS account.
When I first decided to contribute to SRS, it was mainly to reduce my income tax.
However, I realize that a lot of people between 55 to 65 years old have to work because their CPF is not enough for them to stop work before the CPF life pay out at age 65. This is assuming that CPF is their only retirement fund.
By contributing to SRS, we will have a sum of money which we can withdraw at age 62 penalty free. I do realize that you can withdraw up to $40k to avoid paying income tax on them.

Hence, SRS form a safety net for us between the age of 55 to 65. Knowing that we have something to withdraw for our old age at 62 instead of 65.

Maybe this might convince more people to contribute to their SRS?
Kind Regards,

Hi HH,
I feel the same way. I will be very happy to share your POV in my blog. Thank you. :)
Best wishes,

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Breakfive said...

I agree SRS is mainly for tax advantage but it does not make sense for married women with kids anymore because the income tax relief is capped alongside with all other relief.

AK71 said...

Good update :)

Taxpayers who make SRS contributions on or after 1 Jan 2017 should note that the overall personal income tax relief cap of $80,000 applies from YA 2018 (when the income earned in 2017 is assessed to tax).

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