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How is Life Insurance Taxed?
Life insurance can be divided into two types: term and permanent. Term insurance has no investment component and pays out a tax-free death benefit. Generally universal life or whole-life is designed to last throughout your life time. It often has an investment component allowing you to build up cash values inside the policy in a tax-sheltered manner.
The laws regarding the taxation of life insurance in Canada are anything but straight forward and can be a complex topic; the best possible advice will come from a tax professional that can assess your own individual circumstances. The subject of taxes and life insurance are basically broken down into two main areas; the payments that are made at death,
Return of Premium Life Insurance
So you’ve decided that you want the protection that only life insurance can provide for you, now what? What most Canadians will do will conduct online research. Next, deciding which particular type of insurance will best cover their needs. The choices that you have boil down to three basic types: term life insurance, whole life insurance and return of premium (ROP) life insurance. If you’ve made it this far, chances are you’re more than familiar with both term and whole life insurance but a little unsure as to what exactly ROP insurance is and the advantages it offers.
Return of premium life insurance is essentially a hybrid of term and whole life.
Employment, what’s changed and what remains the same?
Years ago, we could secure employment where you did your job and went home in the
evening to enjoy your family time. Now it’s a crazy life with a frantic pace, which we call progress in a 24/7 world.
Most employers are asking their employees to work longer hours, earning less money and with little assistance. We live in an age where we have instant access to emails, text messaging and abundance of information at the tips of our fingers. One would think with this we would have more time however it has been proven to have caused the opposite. Inundated with so much information, we sometimes find it more difficult to make a decision on the simplest tasks.