Are life insurance payments taxable?

Answer The IRS does not consider life insurance payments made to a beneficiary at the time of the insured's death to be taxable income. An exception would be if the policy had been turned over to the bene... Read More »

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Are insurance payments taxable?

On One Hand: Some Insurance Payments Are Tax-FreeThe Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does not tax life insurance payments received due to death. The IRS does not collect taxes for accelerated paymen... Read More »

Are Disability insurance payments taxable?

Depends. If you paid the premiums with after-tax dollars, then the payouts are tax-free. However, if your employer paid them and did not dedcut them from your pay, then your payouts are taxable. In... Read More »

Is life insurance taxable?

Benefits received from a life insurance policy may be considered taxable compensation by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Policy benefits that can be taxed will depend on the insurance plan and ... Read More »

Is a VA life insurance policy taxable?

According to, the dividends received from Veterans' Administration life insurance programs are not taxable. The IRS also doesn't tax lump-sum death payments received by beneficiaries f... Read More »