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Are life insurance benefits subject to federal income tax?


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Answered 2009-07-02 18:22:48

No. Life Insurance proceeds to beneficiaries are not taxable.


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Proceeds from a life insurance policy to a beneficiary are usually paid free from federal income tax.

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If you are an individual who receives the life insurance proceeds, you may not have to pay any federal income taxes on the benefits. If the life insurance policy names a trust as beneficiary, the trust may be subject to estate taxes.

When a person insured by a life insurance policy dies during the term of the policy the proceeds are paid to the beneficiary or beneficiaries. Life insurance death benefit proceeds are usually not subject to state and federal income taxation. But, if there is no beneficiary, the death benefit proceeds of the life insurance policy may be included in the estate of the deceased. Then, it may be subject to state, federal and inheritance taxes.

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