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Is an insurance policy loan taxable?

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Is an insurance policy loan taxable?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Bill replied 9 years ago.

A loan from the cash value in a life insurance policy is not taxable as long as the policy is not a Modified Endowment Contract (MEC). A MEC is a policy where the premiums paid in the first 7 years are in excess of the amount needed to maintain the death benefit.

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