You have worked in Ireland for some time and would like to return to Germany and transfer your pension assets. However, you have already saved pension assets in Ireland and do not want to let the saved amount lapse.
You can find the most important general information on transferring your pension here.
European law applies to Ireland. This coordinates the Irish and German social security systems. This means that insurance periods from both countries can be added together for a pension entitlement.
The social partnership between European countries ensures that you are not disadvantaged if you have built up pension assets in several member states.
This means that in principle there is no "total pension", i.e. the pension entitlements are not paid out together by one country. The pension is paid out by each country itself.
In addition, there is a double taxation agreement between Germany and Ireland. The tax for company pension or private pensions must always be paid in the source country, also known as the cash state. Thus, your Irish pension is "tax-free" in Germany, but it is subject to the progression proviso.
Do you have any questions regarding the transfer of your pension from Ireland?
STC will be happy to advise you - simply fill out the form below and contact us.