Insurance Planning Risk Management

Tax Court Rules on Valuation of Life Insurance Policy in Bargain Sale

The Tax Court held that where the profit-sharing plan of an S corporation wholly owned by the taxpayers distributed to them a life insurance policy on their lives, the taxpayers could not reduce the taxable value of the policy by the amount of the surrender charge for purposes of determining their income from the transfer

Life Settlements

The tax treatment of life settlement proceeds has been unclear until recently. However, the IRS issued guidance during 2009 that clarifies when and to what extent policyholders must recognize capital gain when they sell a life insurance policy.

Guiding Clients Through the Transfer-for-Value Maze

Editor: Michael David Schulman, CPA/PFS One of the most attractive aspects of life insurance as an estate and financial planning tool is the tax treatment of the death proceeds. Generally, the proceeds of a life insurance policy received by a beneficiary are entirely free from income tax (Sec. 101(a)(1)). However,

Newsletter Articles

TECHNOLOGY

2018 tax software survey

Among CPA tax preparers, tax return preparation software generates often extensive and ardent discussion. To get through the rigors of tax season, they depend on their tax preparation software. Here’s how they rate the leading professional products.

DEDUCTIONS

Qualified business income deduction regs. and other guidance issued

The package includes final regulations, guidance on how to calculate W-2 wages, a safe-harbor rule for rental real estate businesses, and new proposed rules on the treatment of previously suspended losses.