qualified plan

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Qualified Plan

An annuity that one buys along with one's employer. That is, the annuitant and his/her employer both make tax-deferred contributions to the plan for a certain period, with withdrawals coming upon retirement. If the annuitant begins withdrawals before a certain age, withdrawal penalties apply. One may continue to make contributions until a certain age, usually around 65.

qualified plan

An employer-sponsored tax-deferred employee benefit plan that meets the standards of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 and that qualifies for favorable tax treatment. Contributions by an employer and an employee accumulate without being taxed until payouts are made at the employee's retirement or termination.
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There is no additional tax-deferral benefit for an annuity contract purchased in an IRA or other tax-qualified plan.
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The retirement income the employee elects to defer is deposited in a DROP account and payable in a lump sum at the end of five years - often totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars - or rolled over to a tax-qualified plan.
Since deferred compensation paid by a taxable entity outside of a tax-qualified plan is not subject to Section 457, income tax can be deferred until the compensation is paid even if the executive's rights to the benefits are fully vested-as long as the benefits are unfunded (i.
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New proposed regulations (NPRM REG-126967-03) provide that any life insurance contract transferred from an employer or a tax-qualified plan to an employee is taxable at fair market value (FMV).
Benefits under a Section 457(a) plan are subject to income tax when they are paid (or made available), timing generally similar to that of a Section 401(k) or other tax-qualified plan.
This perception, however, does not mean that a non-tax-qualified plan will automatically have more liberal benefit triggers than tax-qualified plans.