Case 2: "Smart" Couple Use Permanent Life Insurance to Lower Taxes
The second married couple has the ability to design a tax-sensitive distribution strategy because they are using permanent life insurance to protect their family and their wealth.
Just like the previous couple, their desired income is $100,000 and their required income is $78,950. However, they have the flexibility to take out $21,050 from any of the three financial toolboxes.
This year, they decide they want to be as tax-efficient as possible and will take dollars from a tax-advantaged toolbox to fill their income gap.
Net worth: Includes assets from all three financial tools: capital assets, retirement income and tax-advantaged Achieving desired income The taxpayers with a tax-sensitive distribution strategy desire to be as tax-efficient as possible.
Taxes for tax-sensitive couple
This couple will pay taxes in the first two tax brackets only. Their total taxes due will be $9,086, and their effective tax rate is 9.1 percent.
In this case, the second "smart" or tax-sensitive couple has a tax savings of $4,631 and a decrease in the effective tax rate of 4.6 percent compared to the other couple: