Contract

CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRMThe Board of DirectorsPioneer Funds Distributor, Inc.:In connection with Post-Effective Amendment Number 9 to Registration No.333-42113 on Form S-6 of Pioneer Independence Plans, we consent to the inclusionof our reports dated February 22, 2006, with respect to the statement offinancial condition of Pioneer Funds Distributor, Inc as of December 31, 2005,and the related statements of operations, changes in stockholder’s equity andcomprehensive income and cash flows and accompanying schedules for the year thenended. /s/ KPMG LLPBoston, MassachusettsApril 25, 2006