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Taxes on a individual life insurance policy is generally not taxable in any manner. A main factors in deciding the taxabiity of this is who paid the premiums for the life insurance and whether or not it was deducted on a tax return. If the premium was paid through a group life plan where the employer paid the premiums entirely then it would be taxable. Most employee benefit plans are set up by professionals who are aware of such things and make sure that the small premiums for the life and disability insurance are paid by the employee with after tax money so that tax problems do not arise.
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