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I received a life insurance payout from my deceased wifes

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I received a life insurance payout from my deceased wife's life insurance. Is this taxable? If I give $50000 of it to my wifes daughter, are there any tax liabilities for me?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Richard replied 6 years ago.

Good evening. No, the life insurance is not taxable to you. If you make a gift of $50,000 to your wife's daughter, $13,000 of it will be tax free under the annual exclusion amount. The remaining $37,000 is likely to be tax free unless because you can use a portion of your lifetime gift exemption of $1,000,000.



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