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Answered 2005-10-23 19:37:57

Life insurance proceeds are not taxable when they are paid out as a death benefit. Depending on the amount of the insurance policy the payout options should be either lump sum, annuitized, fixed monthly payments for a period of time, or left with the insurance company in an interest bearing account with check writing privileges.

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