June 4, 2015
Authored by: Stephanie Moll and Larry Brody
The trailers for the newest installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise, Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, are being released and, as always when we see actors performing daredevil stunts, it makes us think about life insurance. Hazard (I use the term loosely, in light of what these guys do) of the job, I guess. So, once again, we thought we’d remind everyone about the use of life insurance trusts to reduce estate tax by re-posting the blog we wrote in after seeing his stunts for Ghost Protocol.
And, for your viewing pleasure, share another video of Mr. Cruise’s stunts. (I’m starting to think Tom Cruise or Mission: Impossible should start sponsoring our blog!)
It’s true, it is possible to transfer life insurance proceeds to your beneficiaries without having to pay estate tax on those proceeds. An insured can create an irrevocable trust that is designed to be the owner and beneficiary