As a result of the Pension Protection Act of 2006, which came into force on January 1, 2010, insured with specially designed incomes have the ability to take cash withdrawals for qualified expenses value of long-term care, tax-free income, regardless of the cost base. Benefit payments to insurance brokers and cash withdrawals LTC value to pay for LTC insurance premiums are not taxable.
The Act clarifies that, as of January 1, 2010, LTC insurance benefits paid out of these plans (although some of that serves to reduce the values underlying the annuity account) are paid under free LTC insurance taxes. This is unprecedented in the world every year, before that date there was no mechanism that allowed profits in a contract to be paid on tax-free basis. In addition, the 1035 Act provides for exchanges in the combined plans.
The law specifically allows annuity and life insurance contracts to contain or be combined with features LTC. The new rules also grant favorable tax status to certain characteristics of LTC contracts, which are so close together. An important limitation to note is that the new rules are generally applicable to contracts held by qualified retirement plans.
The Act establishes new rules on the use of a combined contract value of cash in general to finance the long-term care of the contract. The charges are assessed on life or annuity contract value of cash that fund a pilot long-term care are excluded from gross income. Under previous law, these distributions were treated as passive. In short, the LTC insurance law authorizes to be paid from the cash value of life insurance and annuities on a pretax basis. Payment made in this way, however, reduce investment in the contract. Moreover, this payment will not be deductible under Code Section 213. These limitations do not change the fact that the new rules allow for significant tax advantages method of paying for LTC