Shield life insurance proceeds from estate tax with an ILIT
Abstract: Life insurance can provide peace of mind, but it’s important to not own the policy at death. The policy’s proceeds will be included in the taxable estate and may be subject to estate tax. To avoid this result, a common estate planning strategy is to draft an irrevocable life insurance trust (ILIT) to hold the policy. This article explores the benefits of including an ILIT in an estate plan.