Notes for trust officers, private bankers and others concerned with estate and trust planning, from a Merrill Anderson Senior Editor and his retired mentor. It taxes virtue - living frugally and accumulating wealth. It discourages saving and asset accumulation and encourages wasteful spending.
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When an annuity is gifted to another party, the transaction triggers a taxable event for the donor. Any relevant capital gains will be taxed at the current owner’s tax bracket. And, should the gift occur prior to the annuity owner’s age of 59 ½, the transaction will be subject to a 10% IRS early withdrawal penalty.
An American’s death should not be a taxable event. As part of tax reform, Washington lawmakers would do well to kill the death tax immediately. Kevin D. Dayaratna specializes in tax, energy and health policy issues as senior statistician and research programmer in .
Given longer lifespans, maturity ages have been increasing to as much as years, which allows the death benefit to be tax-free. Any matured payments might, however, incur tax obligations. If a whole life policy is cashed out before death, any gain over total premiums paid will be taxable as ordinary income.
“Death should not be a taxable event. For too long the federal government has forced grieving families to pay a tax on their loved one’s life savings that has been built from income already.
Aug 09, · “The basic argument against the estate tax is moral. It taxes virtue - living frugally and accumulating wealth. It discourages saving and asset accumulation and encourages wasteful lausannecongress2018.com: JLM.