Call for comment: Non-retirement savings: Tax free savings accounts
02 April 2014
Posted by: Author: National Treasury
Author: National Treasury
"Tax-preferred savings accounts, first mooted in the 2012 Budget Review as a measure to encourage household savings, will proceed. As previously announced, these accounts will have an initial annual contribution limit of R30 000, to be increased regularly in line with inflation, and a lifetime contribution limit of R500 000.
The account will allow investments in bank deposits, collective investment schemes, exchange-traded funds and retail savings bonds. Eligible service providers will include banks, asset managers, life insurers and brokerages.” 2014 Budget Review
"Legislation to allow for tax-exempt savings accounts will proceed this year, to encourage household savings”. 2014 Budget Speech
The public is invited to comment on the principles, allowable savings and investment products, and the two options to deal with non-compliance to the annual contribution limit contained in the press release issued in this regard, please click here.
The SAIT will be making a submission to the National Treasury on this matter. Kindly submit all comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 23 April 2014.
This article first appeared on treasury.gov.za.