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1 A Tax Strategy for Individuals with Self-Employment Income and Small Business Owners Defined Benefit Plans for Small Business Owners Copyright 2014 Dedicated Defined Benefit Services LLC Presentation for CPAs

2 2 Defined Benefit Plans ─ in the News A Pension Plan for the Self-Employed “Solo pension plans are a great option for entrepreneurs, doctors, and real estate agents who want to slash their taxes and turbo charge retirement savings.” Kiplinger’s Retirement Report, August 2011 High-Income Clients Save More With These Underutilized Retirement Plans “From a short-term standpoint, there’s absolutely nothing that can equal this for me or anyone older with excess income and big taxes...” Financial Advisor Magazine, December 2011 How Entrepreneurs Can Get Big Tax Breaks For Retirement Savings “A 52-year-old entrepreneur netting $300,000 could use a one-person defined-benefit pension plan combined with a solo 401(k) to shelter a total of $169,800 from current income taxes…” Forbes, March 2013 Turn Self-Employment Income Into A Pension By Dec. 31 To Beat The Fiscal Cliff “If you’re self-employed, have had a good year, and want to sock away a lot for retirement, take a lead from a tax pro who advises high net worth clients, and set up a defined benefit plan by year-end.” Forbes Online, December 2012 Copyright 2014 Dedicated Defined Benefit Services LLC

3 3 Today’s Presenter  Advisor Name & photo  Affiliation with CE sponsor (DBBS)  Expertise  Connection to audience Replace with your photo Copyright 2014 Dedicated Defined Benefit Services LLC

4 4 Agenda  Return of the Small Business DB Plan – Defined Benefit Plans At a Glance – Regulatory Changes – Market Opportunity – Compared to other Retirement Plans – The OnePersonPlus ® Program from Dedicated DB  Ideal Clients  Meeting the Needs of Your Clients – Presenting to your client – Fees – Key Dates – Opening a DB Plan – Follow through Copyright 2014 Dedicated Defined Benefit Services LLC

5 5 Defined Benefit Plans at a Glance  Qualified retirement plans  Retirement age is typically 62 or older  Contributions are tax deductible  Highest available contributions and tax deductions of any qualified retirement plan Copyright 2014 Dedicated Defined Benefit Services LLC

6 6 DB Plans are Goal-oriented  Goal or “benefit” represents the amount of retirement wealth the plan will provide annually at retirement age  Benefit is established when plans are opened – Based on age, income and years until retirement – Capped at $210,000 per year (for 2014)  Employer commits to achieving the goal through regular, annual contributions large enough to meet the goal  Plan can be amended to change the goal Copyright 2014 Dedicated Defined Benefit Services LLC

7 7 Recent Legislation Favors Small DB Plans  Repeal of IRC Section 415(e) gave highly compensated individuals the opportunity to open and fully fund a DB even if they had accumulated $millions in defined contribution plans  2001 – EGTRRA lowered retirement age from 65 to 62 and increased retirement benefit from $140,000 to $160,000 per year (cost of living increased maximum to $210,000 in 2014)  Pension Protection Act Increases flexibility – Integrate with a single person 401(k) – Increase contribution in early “windfall” years Copyright 2014 Dedicated Defined Benefit Services LLC

8 8 A Growing Market: High Income, Self-employed Clients Age 40+  From a pool of 15 million+ self-employed* ( incorporated or not ) – 50% of self-employed are 45+ – 27% are professionals (management, business, finance)  Approximately 1 million self-employed earn $100,000+*  By 2020: US population age 50 – 75 projected to increase 50% –From 61 million in 2000 To 93 million by 2020 *Sources: Re: Population: Self-Employment in the United States: An Update Monthly Labor Review, July Income figures derived from 2000 US census data. Copyright 2014 Dedicated Defined Benefit Services LLC

9 9 Retirement Plans for the “Micro-Market” Closing a Gap in Product Offerings Hypothetical Example: Maximum annual contribution limits in 2014 for a business owner age 52, earning $300,000 W-2 income annually, retiring in 10 years Assumes 5-7% funding rate for Defined Benefit Plans Defined Benefit (DB) Plans May Allow Clients to Contribute Significantly more Earned Income than other Retirement Plans Copyright 2014 Dedicated Defined Benefit Services LLC

10 10 OnePersonPlus from Dedicated DB A Great Tax Strategy for Clients Age 40+  Prospects –Small Business Owner, age 40+ –Owner + up to 4 employees –Expect to Contribute 5 successive years  New Plans –Avg. annual contributions: $120,000* –Avg. term: 8+ years –Prototype plan documents –Integrates with a solo 401(k)  Dedicated DB’s Service –Easy to open, efficient to administer –2-page adoption agreement, online proposal, forms, pre-filled annual census –Experienced administration –Advisors & CPAs at the center to the relationship * Based on 2013 first year contributions to Dedicated Defined Benefit Services DB plans. Copyright 2014 Dedicated Defined Benefit Services LLC

11 11 Dedicated Defined Benefit Services The leading provider of marketing, sales support & administration services for “micro-market” Defined Benefit plans  Offers an outstanding defined benefit solution to present to self- employed and small business clients  Creates a high-quality experience for financial and tax advisors and their clients -- from pre-sale through administration  Minimizes demand for technical expertise from Advisors & CPAs by providing expert plan consulting and design  Advisor/CPA support  Expertise by phone –  Expertise online - Copyright 2014 Dedicated Defined Benefit Services LLC

12 12 Owner-Only, Sole proprietor  Annual earnings: $450,000  Maximum DB+ 401(k) contribution for 2014: $221,600 Contribution to DB Plan: $183,000 Contribution to 401(k): $38,600  Annual tax savings: $84,200 Combined marginal tax rate of 38%  DB Accumulation at age 62: $2.54 Million 10 years, 5 - 7% rate of return  Annual DB Benefit: $210,000 Dr. Charles, Owner-only, Age 52 Wants Maximum Tax Deduction Copyright 2014 Dedicated Defined Benefit Services LLC

13 13 The Impact of Age on Contribution: The Older, The Better Doctor Charles  Age 52  10 Years to Retirement  Compensation: $450,000  DB Contribution: $183,000  Annual Benefit at Retirement: $210,000 Doctor Tim  Age 35  27 Years to Retirement  Compensation: $450,000  DB Contribution: $72,700  Annual Benefit at Retirement: $210,000 Copyright 2014 Dedicated Defined Benefit Services LLC

14 14 Paul, Age 60, Mary, Age 58  5 years from retirement  W-2 Income: $520,000 ($260,000 each)  Total annual DB contribution: $426,800 $208,400 towards Paul’s retirement $218,400 towards Mary’s retirement  Annual combined income tax savings: $162,100  Accumulation at retirement: Paul: $1.18 Million Mary: $1.24 Million *Assumes 38% combined state/federal marginal rate Married Business Partners, No Employees Copyright 2014 Dedicated Defined Benefit Services LLC

15 15 C-Corp, +2 Employees  Owner’s W-2 income: $400,000 Employee 1 age 28 earning $35,000 Employee 2 age 35 earning $45,000  2014 Maximum DB contribution for owner: $206,200 DB Contribution for Employee 1: $6,900 DB Contribution for Employee 2: $12,600 92% of contribution for Mollie  Annual income tax savings for Mollie: $78,300*  Retirement accumulation for Mollie at 62: $1.78 Million *Assumes 38% combined state/federal marginal rate Mollie, Age 55, Dentist Copyright 2014 Dedicated Defined Benefit Services LLC

16 16 Sole Proprietor, Side Income, In addition to university salary, Walter has self-employment income from consulting & serving on 2 corporate boards  Annual self-employment earnings: $150,000*  Maximum DB contribution for 2014: $120,000  Annual tax savings: $45,600 combined marginal tax rate of 38%  DB Accumulation at age 62: $854,200 6 years, 5 - 7% rate of return * High 3-year average, after payment of self-employment taxes Walter, Age 56, Professor Copyright 2014 Dedicated Defined Benefit Services LLC

17 17 Eligible Compensation for a DB Plan Copyright 2014 Dedicated Defined Benefit Services LLC

18 18  Identify ideal clients for defined benefit plans Typical Client Profiles Continuing Ed Training  Reach out to prospects White papers Client Brochures Quick or custom proposals to show estimated contribution and tax savings Working Together to Meet the Needs of Your Clients Copyright 2014 Dedicated Defined Benefit Services LLC

19 19 Key Dates  DB Plans must be opened by the end of your client’s fiscal year, for most businesses that will be December 31 st.  Dedicated DB has a special Quick Adoption process for opening plans through year-end. Clients must sign Adoption Agreement by December 31 st and send with a set-up fee to Dedicated DB.  The Investment Account will be opened once the Adoption Agreement is signed.  Account must be funded when taxes are filed but no later than eight and a half months after the end of the fiscal year. Copyright 2014 Dedicated Defined Benefit Services LLC

20 20 Fees Defined Benefit Plan  DB Plan Set up: $1250 for one person plan – $250 per additional participant  DB Annual Administration: $1950 for one person plan (includes Form 5500, Schedule SB, and AFTAP filings) – $150 per additional participant OR Defined Benefit & 401(k)  Plans Set up: $1450 for one person plan – $250 per additional participant  Annual Administration: $2500 for one person plan (includes Form 5500, Schedule SB, and AFTAP filings) – $150 per additional participant Copyright 2014 Dedicated Defined Benefit Services LLC

21 21 Establishing a Plan 1.Contact me to Run a feasibility proposal 2.Introduce and Present Plan to client Dedicated DB available on a conference call Dedicated DB designs plan, calculates contribution number 3.Complete Set-up Questionnaire with Client Send signed Questionnaire to Dedicated DB With Set-up Fee 4.Client signs Adoption Agreement 5.Client opens the investment account Copyright 2014 Dedicated Defined Benefit Services LLC


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