Early in our insurance careers, many of us learned that life insurance enjoys many tax-favored benefits. Specifically, we learned that unlike annuities, withdrawals from a life insurance policy are not taxable to the extent they do not exceed the cost basis of the policy. Furthermore, loans of any amount permitted by the insurance carrier can be taken income tax-free. Read full PDF
The recently released House version of the Build Back Better Act dated October 28,2021 eliminates several of the previously proposed tax increases impacting high net income individuals. The tax proposals dropped in the rewrite will inevitably undergo further revisions before they’re passed by the House and taken up by the Senate.
The end of the year is the perfect time to review financial plans with your clients. This year, many wealth planning strategies are on the chopping block and high-income earning individuals could see their tax rates increase in 2022. Therefore, potential changes should be considered when making decisions. As the end of the year approaches […]
Situation: A financial professional contacted DBS’s in-house advanced case design resource to brainstorm when to approach business prospects that had expressed an interest in discussing supplemental executive benefit arrangements for key employees. Prior to COVID-19, the financial professional ran a successful telemarketing campaign focusing on mid-sized corporations. The campaign specifically promoted executive benefit arrangements that […]