Tax treatment of pension plans
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Tax treatment of pension plans preferential or normal? by Raymond Goetz

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Published by American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in Washington .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Pension trusts -- Taxation -- Law and legislation -- United States

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Includes bibliographical references.

LC ClassificationsKF6449.Z9 G6
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 79 p.
Number of Pages79
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5301000M
LC Control Number72082613

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  Tax Treatment at Maturity of the Pension Plan As per Section 10(10A) of the Income Tax Act, any payment received in the commutation of pension income (from a pension plan by an insurer) is exempt from tax.   Commuted pension means receiving a portion of pension income .   These will be deducted for tax purposes once the recipient receives the compensation or stock (equity) and recognizes the income on his or her personal income tax return. Summary. This is just a summary of the more common book-to-tax .   A beneficiary can be any person or entity the owner chooses to receive the benefits of a retirement account or an IRA after he or she dies. Beneficiaries of a retirement account or traditional IRA must include in their gross income any taxable distributions they receive. IRA Beneficiaries. Inherited from spouse. If a traditional IRA is inherited from a spouse, the surviving spouse . Source Tax Law. On Jan. 10, , Congress enacted the Pension Source Tax Act of (P.L. ). This law specifically stipulates that, "No State may impose an income tax on any retirement.

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