tax-deferred annuity

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tax′-deferred` annu′ity

an annuity that enables one to purchase an insurance product that will earn interest, with the tax obligation deferred until withdrawals begin, usu. at retirement.
Abbr.: TDA
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Participants in 401(k) plans, employees of public schools and tax-exempt organizations with 403(b) tax-sheltered annuities, as well as state and local government employees with 457(b) deferred-compensation plans may be eligible to take advantage of these streamlined loan procedures and liberalized hardship distribution rules.
For example, Balderas' contract includes a $400 increase in the amount of tax-sheltered annuities he is to receive for his retirement plan, from $600 to $1,000 per month.
The tax law treats distributions from qualified plans and tax-sheltered annuities similarly, a treatment generally familiar to tax practitioners.
In order to set up a SIMPLE IRA plan, the employer must not maintain another employer-sponsored retirement plan (including qualified plans, tax-sheltered annuities, and SEPs) and in the preceding year must have employed 100 or fewer employees earning at least $5,000.
Tax-sheltered annuities, the kind employees of nonprofit institutions put into 403(b) plans with pretax money, have been around since 1958.
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Retirement Plans Loans to Katrina Victims 401(k)s and similar employer-sponsored retirement plans, such as 403(b) tax-sheltered annuities and certain 457 deferred-compensation plans, can make loans and hardship distributions to victims of Hurricane Katrina and members of their families.
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403(a) annuity plans, 403(b) tax-sheltered annuities and 457 eligible governmental plans.
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The above provisions are helpful for individuals wishing to retire early, but may be even more helpful for taxpayers with large accumulations in qualified retirement plans, tax-sheltered annuities or IRAs.
That money is then invested, usually in tax-sheltered annuities.