Finances at retirement

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Private pension withdrawals

What is the best way to withdraw money from your private pension account?

You can withdraw money from your private pension account when you reach 60 years of age, but there are several things you should consider:

  • Withdrawing money has no effect on Social Insurance (TR) old-age pension payments, but might effect disability payments.
  • Income tax is paid on withdrawal.
  • Private pension is fully inheritable.
  • Your spouse or children can inherit the amount without paying inheritance tax.
  • You do not pay tax on the interest your pension makes and interests have no effect on Social Insurance (TR) pension payments.
  • You can withdraw your pension before retirement.
  • Make sure you continue to pay into a private pension scheme for as long as you are employed.

Social insurance and taxes

You might be eligible for monthly social insurance payments in addition to your pension withdrawals once you have retired. However, your entitlement depends on how long you have lived in Iceland.

The higher your total income, the higher taxes you pay. Your retirement income might be a combination of pension payments, private pension withdrawals and social insurance payments. Make sure you are aware of how much tax you will need to pay and if stretching your private pension withdrawals over a longer period would be better.

You can find some useful information about the effects of taxes and reductions on your pension on our website .

Savings and retirement

How should you invest your money after the age of sixty?

Different periods mean different risks. Your investment choices will probably change as your circumstances change, before and after retirement.

You can leave the difficult decisions to our experts.