High-Impact Retirement Plans in Detail

Retirement Plans That Deliver Huge Tax Savings

Defined Benefit (DB) are IRS-approved qualified retirement plans. They allow self-employed professionals, such as locum tenens physicians, to make large annual tax-deductible contributions that can save tens of thousands of dollars in taxes each year. 

Sounds too good to be true, but they are not.

A Long History with New Uses Today

Defined Benefit plans have been around for decades.  In years past, large corporations used to contribute each year to an employee’s Defined Benefit plan that would then pay a set (defined) benefit to that employee during each year of his/her retirement.

Today, self-employed professionals and business owners can use Defined Benefit plans to fund their own retirement.  The professional is essentially both the company (that funds the plan with tax-deductible contributions) and the ultimate owner and beneficiary of the plan assets in retirement.

Defined Benefit plans permit owners to contribute much larger amounts than other retirement plans.  These tax-deductible contributions allow owners to dramatically lower their tax bills, while helping to super-charge their retirement savings.

Over the life of a Defined Benefit plan, an owner can potentially defer hundreds of thousands of dollars while rapidly and tax-efficiently building a multi-million dollar nest egg

These High-Impact Plans Allow You to Cut Your Tax Bill And Save More For Retirement

The chart illustrates how a 50-year-old self-employed physician earning $350,000 per year could potentially cut his taxes almost $50,000 per year with a Defined Benefit plan or over $75,000 per year by combining a Defined Benefit plan with a 401(k).  In both cases, he is also saving almost $200,000 or more for retirement.

Defined Benefit Plans Deliver Tremendous Advantages to Qualified Professionals

Highest Potential Contributions

Defined Benefit plans allow the largest tax-deductible contributions among qualified retirement plans.  Contributions vary based on a variety of factors, including owner’s age and income, but they can be as high as $100,000 per year or more.  Professionals in the right situation can combine a DB plan with a 401(k), making even larger, tax-deductible contributions, and further boosting retirement savings.

A 50-year old self-employed physician making $350,000 per year could invest three to 3 to 4 times as much in a DB plan or a DB Plan with a 401(k) than he could with his 401(k) alone.  

Tremendous Tax Savings

The high contribution levels of DB plans allow plan owners access to larger tax deductions than possible with SEP-IRAs or 401(k)s.  These deductions can add up to big tax savings, in fact $40,000 or more every year.

In this example a 50-year old locum tenens with an annual income of $350,000 can potentially cut his tax bill by $70,000 or over $80,000 in a single year by forming a Defined Benefit plan.

Rapid Wealth Creation

The assets you contribute to a DB plan grow tax-deferred. This growth, combined with the higher contribution limits for DB plans, allow you to build a large retirement fund more quickly than you could with other retirement plans.

If the same locum tenens puts $190,000 in a Defined Benefit plan every year for ten years, his retirement savings could potentially grow to over $2.6M in 10 years

Easy Rollover

The assets you contribute can be easily rolled over, tax-free to an IRA at retirement (or at plan termination).

Flexible Investments

We work with you to develop an investment strategy suitable for your circumstances.

Simple Set-Up

We walk you through the process from start to finish.

Conservative, More Secure Investment Profile

Investments are tied to a conservative benchmark to avoid dramatic market fluctuations.

Is a DB For You?

DB plans work for professionals in specific situations. Find out if this powerful tool will work for you.

Tax Savings

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Case Studies

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