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They are usually not subject to Income Taxes, but may be subject to Estate Taxes. It would be VERY unusual for income taxes to be due. Federal estate taxes are not an issue if you are of modest means, but your state may have estate, inheritance, or death taxes that could impact most anyone.

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Are benefits from a whole life insurance policy taxable?

As a general rule, life insurance proceeds from any type of policy are not taxable to the beneficiary. In addition, any loans from cash value are not taxable unless the policy lapses.


If you cash in a life insurance policy do you have to pay taxes on it?

"Insurance and Taxes. No. All proceeds or withdrawals from any insurance policy are not taxable." This is not true. If you cancel a life insurance policy, the growth on the cash value IS TAXABLE. If you do not surrender your policy, the money is taken as a loan and therefore not taxable, but interest that has to be paid back to the insurance company grows.


Are proceeds from life insurance og group plan taxable?

Usually, life insurance proceeds are free from federal taxes. If the beneficiary is an individual person/persons, the proceeds of a life isnurance policy are tax-free. If the beneficiary of a life insurance policy is the "Estate" of the insured person, the proceeds may be subject to estate taxes.


Are proceeds from life insurance policy on key employees taxable?

If the policy was paid for with after-tax dollars, the proceeds would not be taxable. If the business took a tax deduction for the policy premiums as a business expense, a tax may be incurred on the death benefit.


Is life insurance taxable?

Life insurance proceeds paid to a beneficiary is not taxable. However, if the life insurance beneficiary is a trust or estate, there may be some tax implications.


Are life insurance proceeds taxable for the care of an individual in a nursing home?

if they are death benefit proceeds no. if it is cash value proceeds then any withdrawals over the premiums paid are taxable, any loans on the cash value are not taxable. if it is a hybrid/combo life/long term care policy, then no they are not. all of this is assuming that the policy was paid with after tax dollars, not pre tax.


Are life insurance benefits subject to federal income tax?

No. Life Insurance proceeds to beneficiaries are not taxable.


Can the executor get the amount of the life insurance policy?

NO.. unless the policy does not have nomination. Only nominee will get the proceeds of life insurance policy.


When there is no beneficiary listed on a life policy do the proceeds go to the estate?

Yes. The proceeds will become part of the taxable estate.


Can bankruptcy court get the proceeds of a life insurance policy?

The Bankruptcy Court has every right to claim the proceeds of a life insurance policy once you are declared by them as insolvent.


Will my life insurance policy have to pay my student loans?

No. Life insurance is paid the the beneficiary named in the policy, your creditors have no claim against the insurance proceeds EXCEPT if the proceeds are paid to your estate.


Are company paid life insurance premiums taxable?

When a person insured by a life insurance policy dies while the policy is "In Force", the death benefit is paid to the beneficiary. Life insurance proceeds are usually not subject to state and federal income taxation. But, if there is no beneficiary, the proceeds of a life insurance policy may be included in the estate of the deceased person. Then, it may be subject to state and inheritance taxes. Also, the proceeds may be subject to federal estate taxation. If you own all or part of the life insurance policy at the time of your death, the proceeds may be included in your gross estate for federal estate tax purposes. Also, federal gift taxes and state inheritance taxes may apply to life insurance policy proceeds under certain circumstances.

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