tax-deferred annuity

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Tax-Deferred Annuity

A retirement plan in which an employee makes tax-deferred contributions from his/her pre-tax income. The employee is not taxed on the contribution until he/she begins to make withdrawals after retirement. Strictly speaking, a 401(k) is a tax-deferred annuity, but the term especially applies to a 403(b) plan, which is directed at teachers and employees of tax-exempt organizations, such as charities or churches.

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You may also have money in tax-deferred annuities that is going to be subject to income tax to someone at some point in time.
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Tax-deferred annuities. Another broad-based layer of deferred compensation--available only to public schools and Section 501 (c) (3) organizations--may be provided through tax-deferred annuities.
Eight chapters of Pension Planning are then devoted to a variety of specific pension plan vehicles: trust fund plans, annuities; profit sharing plans, thrift and savings plans, cash or deferred plans and employee stock ownership plans; individual retirement accounts; and tax-deferred annuities. All of these chapters are very well presented and provide an exemplary source of information.
Given the higher tax rates recently enacted, the pitfalls of such arrangements abound, but many can be avoided through the use of tax-deferred annuities. The authors discuss the growing use of annuities to not only reduce and defer taxation but also as estate planning vehicles.
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Unlike all other tax-deferred assets (including tax-deferred annuities), the individual can transfer the policy to a family member, trust or other third party without triggering the recognition of gain in the policy's cash value.
The article, "Investment Tax Planning for Retirement" (JofA, Aug.03, page 63), suggests clients should avoid tax-deferred annuities. In fact, it states, "CPAs should advise couples to invest in taxable accounts before buying nonqualified tax-deferred annuities" and that MUNIs and other tax-exempt investments would be more advisable.
Individuals have several options for saving for retirement, ranging from tax-deferred annuities and mutual funds to stocks, bonds, and cash-value life insurance policies.