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EQUITRUST MAKES SYSTEMATIC PARTIAL TAX CONVERSIONS EASY!
Available on all inforce EquiTrust deferred annuity contracts
If you’re like many agents, your clients may be asking you about Roth IRAs, and potentially converting over from another vehicle.
Good news — we make it easy. Partial Tax Conversion (PTC) is available on any Qualified, inforce EquiTrust deferred annuity. With PTC, your clients with an EquiTrust Traditional, SEP or SIMPLE IRA can transfer money over time into a Roth IRA contract.
What are the advantages of systematically transferring money to a Roth IRA?
Your client has more control over when they pay taxes — they have the option to spread taxes out over a period of time rather than having to pay them all at once.
Your client determines when and how much to convert (one PTC allowed per contract year).
Paying taxes now on partial conversion amounts while your client may be in a lower tax bracket may offer tax advantages.
Why transfer to a Roth IRA?
Potential for tax-free growth
Tax-free distributions after age 59½1
No Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs)
Nontaxable income for beneficiaries2
Plus! We’ll do tax withholding at the time of conversion, generating the 1099R for your client.
How does the conversion of the original contract work?
The new contract mirrors the original contract, except for the tax qualification, with the same:
1 The Owner is required to wait five years and until age 59½ before distributions are tax-free. Distributions are reportable, but not taxable, assuming all IRS rules have been met.
2 Withdrawals of earnings may be subject to income tax if the Roth account is fewer than five years old at the time of the withdrawal.
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EquiTrust does not offer investment advice to any individual or agent/producer and this material should not be construed as investment advice. Products underwritten, issued and distributed by EquiTrust Life Insurance Company, West Des Moines, Iowa.