Instructions for Participant
The information on this Form 1098-Q is submitted to the IRS
by the issuer of your qualifying longevity annuity contract
(QLAC) to report the status of the contract. Prior to
annuitization, the value of any QLAC purchased after July 1,
2014, held by your plan or IRA (section 401(a), 403(a), 403(b),
408 (other than a Roth IRA) or eligible governmental plan
under section 457(b)), is not included when calculating the
required minimum distribution (RMD) from your plan or IRA.
You will receive this statement annually beginning with the
first year in which premiums are paid and ending with the
earlier of the year in which you attain age 85 or die. In the
event of your death, if the sole beneficiary under the contract
is your surviving spouse, this annual statement will be
furnished to your surviving spouse until distributions
commence, or if earlier, the year in which your surviving
If you have questions about your QLAC, contact the issuer
at the address and phone number shown on the front of the
Account number. May show an account or other unique
number the issuer assigned to distinguish your account.
Participant's taxpayer identification number (TIN). For your
protection, this form may show only the last four digits of your
TIN (social security number (SSN), individual taxpayer
identification number (ITIN), adoption taxpayer identification
number (ATIN), or employer identification number (EIN)).
However, the issuer has reported your complete TIN to the
Plan number, name, and EIN. Shows, if the contract was
purchased under a plan, the number of the plan, the name of
the plan, and the EIN of the plan sponsor.
Box 1a. Annuity amount on start date. If the payments have
not started, shows the annuity amount payable on start date.
Box 1b. Annuity start date. If the payments have not started,
shows the date on which the annuity is scheduled to start. The
date reported is shown in the format month, day, and year
Box 2. If checked, shows that the start date may be
Box 3. Shows the cumulative total amount of premiums paid
for the contract. Your cumulative total premiums paid for all
QLACs cannot exceed $125,000. Also, QLACs purchased
under an IRA cannot exceed 25% of your total IRA account
balances and QLACs purchased under an employer's plan
cannot exceed 25% of your account balance in the plan. If
you have paid more than that, contact your contract issuer.
Box 4. Shows the fair market value (FMV) of your QLAC as of
December 31, 2018.
Boxes 5a–5l. Shows the amount of each premium paid for the
contract and the date each premium payment was made in
2018. If there is more than one payment per month, the box
for that month will include the total payments for the month
and the date of the last payment in the month.
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