June 11, 2005
Leimberg on Stranger-Owned Life Insurance
Stephan R. Leimberg (Leimberg Information Services) has published Stranger-Owned Life Insurance: Killing the Goose That Lays Golden Eggs!, also available on the Tax Analysts web site as Doc 2005-6866, 2005 TNT 108-20. Here is part of the Conclusion:
Stranger-owned life insurance, whether or not it is connected to a charity, is a dangerous and disturbing trend. Left unchecked, this short-sighted, too-good-to-be-true, something-for-nothing ploy could hurt the charities it is promoted to benefit, trigger a sea change in the way all life insurance is taxed and priced, and in extreme cases encourage criminal activity of the worst kind.
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