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Hello, I am thinking of surrendering an annuity. I live in

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Hello,
I am thinking of surrendering an annuity. I live in California, what percentage should I expect to pay the IRS? I am under the age of 59, so I will expect to pay taxes
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX

Robin D. :

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you today. I am a tax adviser with over 15 years of experience.
If you buy the annuity with pretax money, then the entire balance will be taxable. If you use after-tax funds, however, then you'll be taxed only on the earnings.

Robin D. :

If you cash out a deferred annuity in a lump sum, then you'll have to pay income taxes on all of the earnings higher than your original investment.
The rate will depend on the amount and your filing status.

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Customer:

It's fine. I am just thinking. So I'd say about 60 percent then.

Customer:

It was my phone. I received an alert.

Robin D. :

That may be, have you looked at the tax rates for 2013?

Customer:

I will look.

Customer:

OH thanks!

Robin D. :

You are most welcome

Customer:

these are compliant to CA state plus federal? I just want to make sure IRS is happy!

Customer:

If IRS is happy, I'm happy!;)

Robin D. :

Yes, the IRS will be happy when you report the payout and apply the tax.

Customer:

All right. Thank you! You made my day!

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You are most welcome.
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Thank you!

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Hi Rose,
Just wanted to check back to see if you needed more information about annuities.

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