Updated December 14, 2018 12:16:52When it comes to the tax consequences of deferring income and capital gains taxes, the deferred tax can be quite significant.
In the case of a pension plan, for example, the income tax you can defer is only 20 per cent on the investment income that you receive.
But if you receive the full value of the investment, the amount you receive can be much larger.
A company may also be able to defer the tax on the dividends paid on its shares in order to reduce the amount of income you pay to the company.
This is known as “inversion”.
You may also find that you can postpone the tax when you receive dividends from an investment, or pay a dividend or share buyback instead of a taxable lump sum.
However, it is important to remember that deferral can be very beneficial for the investor, not only for the company, but also for the employee.
The deferred tax on a pension fund is paid when you defer income and the amount is equal to the deferred income tax on that fund.
If you receive your retirement payments in the form of a lump sum, this amount is the deferred capital gains tax.
The lump sum can be deferred for up to seven years, and the income earned during that time is included in the deferred total.
The same applies to dividend payments.
This means the deferred amount is also included in your retirement income.
If a company invests in shares, the value of your shares is subject to the capital gains or dividends tax on these shares.
In other words, if you have a $10,000 lump sum you will pay $1,000 in deferred tax to the IRS on $10 million of your investment income.
However, if the investment in shares was worth $10.50 million, the same $1 million will be deferred.
So, how do you calculate the tax payable?
In order to avoid the deferred taxes, you should keep track of the value and the total of your investments, as well as any dividends and share buybacks that you have received, and use this information to calculate how much you should pay in taxes.
The table below will help you to calculate your deferred tax liability.
You can also check out the tax calculator to see how much money you owe on deferred income taxes.
If you don’t have a pension, it may be worthwhile to save a little more in the future and pay the taxes on your retirement savings.
If deferred tax is not enough for you, you may also want to consider investing in a company that has deferred tax, or that pays a lump-sum dividend.
These companies can reduce the deferred amounts you pay by paying a lower rate of tax on your dividends and shares.