Assuming he puts the federal maximum of 15% of his income into a tax deferred account
(401k), his contributions will hit the federal cap of $9500 at 8:30 am.
Given that the deferred account
starts out with almost twice as much value and pays no taxes on investment gains along the way, it's not surprising that it easily wins the race.
On the other hand, if the individual withdrew $50,000 from a tax deferred account
and $50,000 from a tax-free or fully taxable account, which doesn't count as earned income, the investor would be in the 15 percent tax bracket.
In short, whatever gains are not from a tax deferred account
, such as an IRA or 401k, is fair game for the Internal Revenue Service.
The second problem is that we don't hold enough of the variable pay, measured in a cash bonus, at risk in a deferred account
Where deferred tax liabilities are established for uncertain tax positions, the entity also must accrue interest associated with the deferred account
and evaluate and provide for any likely penalties that will apply if the tax position is challenged.
AlliedSignal pays its directors an annual retainer of $50,000, of which $15,000 is credited into a deferred account
in the form of restricted stock equivalents.
The PPA also provides a blueprint for annuity combo success, offering riders that may access the deferred account
value to pay for the LTC rider.
As with an employer-sponsored retirement savings plan, a rollover IRA allows individuals to keep retirement assets invested in a tax deferred account
, but with two additional potential advantages.
This contradicts the general wisdom that one should locate heavily taxed assets in the tax-deferred account
Asset allocatio n within tax deferred accounts
is quite similar to asset allocation in taxable accounts.
I think the changes we have implemented will allow us to emerge fairly quickly from Chapter 11 and continue to be a profitable and ongoing concern that has capacity, to start repaying members from profits to help liquidate their deferred accounts
, which will be turned into equity," Pape said.
Basically, there is now an increased incentive to hold dividend-paying and higher-risk/return long-term equity investments outside of tax deferred accounts
, and ordinary income, safety-oriented investments (such as taxable bonds, certificates of deposit, treasuries, etc.