As you can see, the longer the time frame, the more dramatic the difference in the taxable and tax-deferred amounts.
Information presented is believed but not guaranteed to be accurate. It is important to note that the calculator does not take into account the fact that annuities may have fees associated with them that taxable investments may not have. Annual contract charges, administration, investment costs, and mortality expenses are not reflected in the calculator results and will lower the annuity's return. Certain taxable investments may have more favorable tax rates, which would reduce the difference in value between the taxable and tax-deferred accounts. Changes in tax rates and tax laws may also impact the comparative results. Investors should consider their personal investment horizon and income tax brackets, both current and anticipated, when making an investment decision, as these may further impact the results of the comparison. With a tax-deferred investment, earnings are taxed upon withdrawal and a 10% penalty tax may apply for withdrawals prior to age 591⁄2. A taxable investment's return and its relative advantage versus a tax-deferred investment may be impacted by investment losses as well as tax rates on capital gains and dividends.
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