Need to purchase BOLI? – Here’s how to avoid being taxed
Abstract: Life insurance proceeds are generally exempt from income tax, but special rules apply to business-owned life insurance (BOLI). This article describes the benefits of BOLI, along with Internal Revenue Code Section 101(j) restrictions designed to combat perceived abuses. It also describes what companies using BOLI need to do to be sure that new and existing life insurance policies are in compliance. A sidebar discusses employee notification procedures that must be carried out before a BOLI policy is issued.