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    Life Insurance Proceeds

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    Don is the beneficiary of a $50,000 insurance policy on the life of his mother, Anna. To date, Anna paid premiums of $16,000. What amount of gross income must be reported in each of the following cases?

    a. Anna elects to cancel the policy and receives $20,000, the cash surrender value of the policy.
    b. Anna dies and Don receives the face amount of the policy, $50,000.
    c. Anna dies and Don elects to receive $15,000 per year for four years.

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    A. Anna would have to report the $20,000. Any interest you receive would be taxable and would need to be reported just like any other interest received because the cash surrender value is more than ...

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    This solution describes life insurance proceeds for three scenarios and what the tax ramifications may be.