Period-certain annuity

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Period-certain annuity

An annuity that provides guaranteed payments to an annuitant for a specified period of time.

Period-Certain Annuity

An annuity in which the annuitant selects a certain number of years during which he/she will receive payments. For example, an annuitant may elect to receive annuity payment each month for 20 years. This allows the annuitant higher payments each month, but it is nevertheless less common than life annuities, which provide payments for the remainder of the annuitant's life. Using period-certain annuities as retirement packages may appeal to persons who do not expect to live the full term of the annuity and/or persons who have another source of income (such as another annuity) in retirement.
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In the case of a refund or period certain annuity, is the balance of the guaranteed amount, payable after annuitant's death, includable in the annuitant's gross estate?
A temporary annuity is a variation on the period certain annuity concept.
A's excess retirement accumulation is determined as follows: $2,000,000 minus the greater of (1) $600,000 or (2) the present value of a period certain annuity of $148,500 a year for 16 years (A's life expectancy).