Tax-free savings

Maximise the long-term growth of your savings by benefiting from a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA).
Maximise the long-term growth of your savings by benefiting from a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA).

What is a TFSA?

Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs) were introduced in 2015 to encourage individuals resident in SA to save more. The growth and income received on a TFSA investment are tax free. This means you are not liable for any capital gains tax or tax on the dividends and interest received on your investment.

You can invest from as little as R500 per month or make lump sum payments. You may also invest on behalf of your minor child.

 

 

Benefits of the Ninety One Tax-Free Savings Account

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Both the growth and income you receive on your investment are tax free – no capital gains tax (CGT) or tax is levied on the dividends and interest received.

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It is a convenient and flexible way to accumulate savings over time – as you won't incur tax, more of your money is available to benefit from the power of compounding growth.

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Parents can invest on behalf of minors (withdrawals must be paid into a bank account in the minor’s name).

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You can stay invested as long as you want to. The longer you remain invested, the bigger your potential growth and tax saving.

 

 

Here’s how it works

What you need to do:

Complete the Ninety One Tax-Free Savings Account application form online. Select one or more funds from the Ninety One range of funds and make a lump sum and/or monthly investment.

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What happens with your money?

The fund managers, in this case Ninety One, invest your money in a portfolio of assets such as equities, bonds, cash and listed property, based on your fund selection.

We then manage the investment on your behalf according to the funds’ objectives, for example, beating inflation over a certain time period. This plays a key role in determining the return on your investment.

How much can you invest in a TFSA?
  1. Minimum investment amount: R500 per month or R10 000 as a lump sum
  2. Maximum investment amount: R3 000 per month, R36 000 per tax year and a R500 000 lifetime limit per person
What happens when you breach these limits?
  1. If you exceed the maximum investment amounts, you will be subject to 40% tax on the excess amount.
  2. If you withdraw money from an existing TFSA and re-pay it into any of these accounts, it will be regarded as a new contribution and will count towards your investment limits. So, make sure you stick to the lifetime and annual limits.

 

 

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In the event that specific funds are mentioned please refer to the relevant fact sheet in order to obtain all the necessary information in regard to that fund.

Collective Investment scheme funds are generally medium to long term investments. The value of participatory interests may go down as well as up and past performance is not necessarily a guide to the future. Funds are traded at ruling prices and can engage in borrowing and scrip lending. The fund may borrow up to 10% of its market value to bridge insufficient liquidity. A schedule of charges, fees and adviser fees is available on request from the manager. Additional adviser fees may be paid and if so, are subject to the relevant FAIS disclosure requirements.

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