Summary

                            To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify the tax treatment of certain life insurance contract transactions, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House
This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to modify the tax treatment of
certain life insurance contract transactions. 

The bill establishes reporting requirements for acquisitions of life insurance
contracts in a reportable policy sale. Specified details must be reported
regarding: 

 * the payments, contracts, and people involved in the acquisition; 
 * the seller's basis; and 
 * payments of death benefits. 

A "reportable policy sale" is the acquisition of an interest in a life insurance
contract, directly or indirectly, if the acquirer has no substantial family,
business, or financial relationship with the insured apart from the acquirer's
interest in such life insurance contract. 

The bill also: (1) specifies that no basis adjustment shall be made for
mortality, expense, or other reasonable charges incurred under an annuity or
life insurance contract; and (2) exempts the transfer of a life insurance
contract, or any interest therein, in a reportable policy sale from the transfer
for valuable consideration rule. 

(Under current law, the transfer for valuable consideration rule provides that,
if a life insurance contract or an interest in a contract is transferred for a
valuable consideration, the tax exclusion for amounts received under a life
insurance contract due to the death of the insured is limited to the sum of the
actual value of the consideration and the premiums and other amounts
subsequently paid by the transferee.)



                        

Actions

  • Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

    Feb 28th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Feb 28th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Feb 28th, 2017