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Tax free retirement

  1. 1. National Life Insurance Company® | Life Insurance Company of the Southwest™ National Life Group® is a trade name of National Life Insurance Company, Montpelier, VT, Life Insurance Company of the Southwest (LSW), Addison, TX and their affiliates. Each company of NLGroup is solely responsible for its own financial condition and contractual obligations. LSW is not an authorized insurer in New York and does not conduct insurance business in New York. This information is not intended as tax or legal advice. For advice concerning your own situation, please consult with your appropriate professional advisor. TC71652(1212) Tax-Free Retirement Strategy With Permanent Life Insurance Life Insurance Beyond the Death Benefit Helping Achieve LIFETIME Income Needs
  2. 2. National Life Insurance Company® | Life Insurance Company of the Southwest™ What if You Could: • Provide an income tax-free death benefit for the people who depend on you,1 • Defer taxes as your accumulated cash value grows, and • Potentially access that cash value using income tax-free policy loans and withdrawals, to use for retirement income or other needs2 1Internal Revenue Code §101(a). There are some exceptions to this rule. Please consult a qualified tax professional for advice concerning your individual situation. 2Policy loans and withdrawals reduce the policy’s cash value and death benefit and may result in a taxable event. Withdrawals up to the basis paid into the contract and loans thereafter will not create an immediate taxable event, but substantial tax ramifications could result upon contract lapse or surrender. Surrender charges may reduce the policy’s cash value in early years. Would You Be Interested?
  3. 3. National Life Insurance Company® | Life Insurance Company of the Southwest™ Did You Know • That permanent life insurance not only helps protect your beneficiaries, it also allows you to build cash value that can potentially be used in a tax-advantaged manner?
  4. 4. National Life Insurance Company® | Life Insurance Company of the Southwest™ Strategies to Save for Retirement After Tax • Private Savings i.e. CD Tax-Deferred • Annuities Pre-Tax • Traditional IRA • Qualified Plan/401(k) Tax-Free • Roth IRA • Permanent Life Insurance Cash Value …you also need to factor taxes on retirement income. It’s not just about how much you accumulate for retirement… Examples shown (except CD): • No bank guarantees • Not a deposit • Not FDIC/NCUA insured • May lose value • Not insured by any federal or state government agency
  5. 5. National Life Insurance Company® | Life Insurance Company of the Southwest™ If you were a farmer would you rather pay tax on the seed… or the harvest?
  6. 6. National Life Insurance Company® | Life Insurance Company of the Southwest™ Comparing the Options Traditional IRA Tax-deferred Tax Deferred Growth Roth IRA Tax Free After-Tax Contributions Tax Deferred GrowthTaxed As Ordinary Income On Withdrawal $0 Federal Tax For Qualified Distributions 0 Tax on Contributions To qualify for federal tax-free and penalty-free withdrawal of earnings, a Roth IRA must be in place for at least five years, and the distribution must take place after age 59 ½ or due to death, disability, or a qualified special purpose distribution, which is a qualified first-time home purchase (up to a $10,000 lifetime maximum). Depending upon state law, Roth IRA distributions may be subject to state taxes.
  7. 7. National Life Insurance Company® | Life Insurance Company of the Southwest™ What direction do you think future tax rates are going to go? History of Federal Individual Income Top Marginal Tax Rates Source: Tax Foundation, “Federal Individual Income Tax Rates History: Income Years 1913- 2011”
  8. 8. National Life Insurance Company® | Life Insurance Company of the Southwest™ Your outlook may drive some of your retirement strategy. If you think future tax rates will be lower… …then saving today on a pre-tax basis, such as a Traditional IRA, or your employer’s retirement plan, makes a lot of sense. If you think future tax rates will be higher… …then you may want to consider a tax-free retirement strategy using financial products such as a Roth IRA or permanent life insurance.
  9. 9. National Life Insurance Company® | Life Insurance Company of the Southwest™ A Closer Look at Tax-free Retirement Strategies Roth IRA - Good choice if you qualify • Adjusted Gross Income must be below a certain threshold • Contributions are limited To qualify for the federal tax-free and penalty-free withdrawal of earnings, a Roth IRA must be in place for at least five years, and the distribution must take place after age 59 ½ or due to death, disability, or a qualified special purpose distribution, which is a qualified first-time home purchase (up to $10,000 lifetime maximum). Depending upon state law, Roth IRA distributions may be subject to state taxes.
  10. 10. National Life Insurance Company® | Life Insurance Company of the Southwest™ A Closer Look at Tax-free Retirement Strategies Permanent Life Insurance • Income Tax-Free Death Benefit • Tax-deferred Build-up of Cash Value • Potential for Tax-Free Retirement Income through policy loans and withdrawals.
  11. 11. National Life Insurance Company® | Life Insurance Company of the Southwest™ Tax-free Retirement Strategy How it works Each premium payment made Provides an income tax-free death benefit1 Builds cash value income tax-deferred Optional Accelerated Benefit Riders allow access to the death benefit during lifetime in the event of a Terminal, Chronic or Critical illness3 Cash value that can be used during lifetime, through policy loans and withdrawals, to provide a tax-free retirement income2 1Internal Revenue Code §101(a)(1). There are some exceptions to this rule. Please consult a qualified tax professional for advice concerning your individual situation. 2Policy loans and withdrawals reduce the policy’s cash value and death benefit and may result in a taxable event. Surrender charges may reduce the policy’s cash value in the early years. Withdrawals up to the basis paid into the contract and loans thereafter will not create an immediate taxable event, but substantial tax ramifications could result upon contract lapse or surrender. Policy loans will be taxed as ordinary income if the policy is allowed to lapse. It is possible that coverage will expire when either no premiums are paid following the initial premium, or subsequent premiums are insufficient to continue coverage. 3Payment of Accelerated Benefits will reduce the Cash Value and Death Benefit otherwise payable under the policy. Receipt of accelerated benefits may be a taxable event and may affect your eligibility for public assistance programs. Please consult your personal tax advisor to determine the tax status of any benefits paid under this rider and with social service agencies generally no restriction placed on the use of the benefit received. Riders are supplemental benefits that can be added to a life insurance policy and are not suitable unless you also have a need for life insurance. Riders are optional, may require additional premium and may not be available in all states or on all products. This is not a solicitation of any specific insurance policy.
  12. 12. National Life Insurance Company® | Life Insurance Company of the Southwest™ So What is Best For You? Roth IRA • Do Your Qualify? • Are you satisfied with the amount of contribution you can make? Permanent Life Insurance • Do you need death benefit protection? It may be a combination of the two that works best for you.

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