DEATH-IN-SERVICE BENEFITS

Taxation of the death benefits provided by the Fund

The tax treatment of the death-in-service benefits provided by the Fund on the death of a member is the same as that for retirement benefits.

Legal disclaimer

In providing the material that follows, the Fund has tried to reflect the tax treatment of contributions and benefits accurately at the time of writing, but the Income Tax Act is very complicated and is subject to regular changes. In the event that the following material conflicts with the Income Tax Act, the Act will apply. Because the Income Tax Act is so complicated, it is very important that you seek specialist advice if you have questions about taxation of your retirement benefits and when you have to make decisions, for instance about the form of the benefit that you take after you leave office.