Tax Advantages to Saving

Your plan's tax advantages give your money potential to grow faster than taxed accounts.

1 Assumes a federal income tax rate of 28 percent. This example is hypothetical and for illustrative purposes only.

2 This chart is hypothetical and for illustrative purposes only and is not intended to be a projection of future values of any product. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate and an investor's interest, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original investment. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The Standard imposes certain asset-based fees and administrative fees. These charges were not included; if they were, the tax-deferred performance would have been lower. Withdrawals prior to age 59 1/2 may be subject to a 10 percent federal income tax penalty. This illustration assumes a $25 weekly contribution, a 25 percent federal income tax rate, a gross annual growth rate of 8 percent, and a 3 percent annual wage increase with a corresponding increase in weekly contributions. Note that lower maximum tax rates on capital gains and dividends could make the investment return for the taxable investment more favorable, thereby reducing the difference in performance between the investments shown. Please consider your personal investment horizon and income tax bracket, both current and anticipated, when making an investment decision as these may further affect the results of the comparison. Withdrawals from the tax-deferred account will be subject to federal and possibly state income tax.