Reliable Pension Insurance

Payments into a pension fund create the right to a retirement pension upon retirement and a disability pension if working capacity is reduced due to illness or accident. Spouses and children may be entitled to payments upon the death of a fund member.

Taxation of Pension Payments

Notification must be sent as to which bracket income tax payments are to be in if the total income of the pension recipient, from the fund and others if appropriate, totals more than ISK 370,482 per month. The fund is responsible for paying the withholding tax, but each person has to let us know what percentage of the tax card they want to use with the fund.

In 2022, the personal tax allowance is ISK 53,916 per month, and the tax-free limit of pension recipients, therefore, is ISK 171,434 per month.

Pensioners can use up to 100% of their spouse’s unused tax card for tax reduction. On the demise of a spouse, pension recipients can use the tax card of the deceased spouse for 9 months as of the month of passing.

RSK: Detailed information on taxes and their payment.

On the first ISK 370,482 per month
31.45%
On an amount from ISK 370,483 to ISK 1,040,106/month
37.95%
On an amount over ISK 1,040,106/month
46.25%