Today’s global economy and volatile markets create challenges for trustees who are tasked with driving growth, preserving capital, and managing the everpresent sting of taxes and expenses in trust–owned portfolios. Did you know that trusts can benefit from the same features that individuals find in annuities? Namely, tax deferral,* income control, and diversified investment options. On the next few pages, we’re going to walk through three phases of trust planning (accumulation, distribution, and post-death planning) and show the many ways that a trust-owned annuity can be a powerful planning tool.
Nationwide: Valuing annuity benefits for required minimum distribution and Roth conversions purposes
When deferred annuities are owned by qualified accounts these guarantees must be taken into account when calculating required
minimum distributions (RMD) and the taxable amount of a Roth IRA conversion.