Single Premium Deferred Annuity


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Single Premium Deferred Annuity

An annuity purchased with a lump sum payment by the annuitant, who does not begin to receive payments until some future date. Like all deferred annuities, an SPDA has two phases, a savings phase and an income phase. The savings phase involves the annuity taking the lump sum payment and investing it on behalf of the annuitant. In the income phase, the annuitant receives payments. It is important to note that an SPDA, like all deferred annuities, is not taxed until the income phase begins. It also pays a death benefit to the survivor(s) of the annuitant. See also: IRA, 401(k).
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