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That is the beauty of life insurance! With a properly named beneficiary life proceeds are not taxed and they avoid probate.

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Are life insurance benefits taxable in North Carolina?

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Are life insurance procees taxable if the employer paid the premiums?

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Is there an exception to the rule concerning the non-deductibility of life insurance premium?

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