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Tax-Deferred Income is an Advantage to Whole Life Insurance

September 25, 2019

Whole life insurance can provide you with multiple benefits, far beyond the death benefit. One of the
incentives is the ability to receive tax-deferred payments. The accumulated cash value in a whole life policy
grows tax-deferred(1). You purchase whole life insurance to financially protect your family in the event of
your death. However, its cash value Grows and accumulates during your lifetime. This gives you two
different ways of using the whole life policy: as a living asset with tax-advantaged distributions(2) — and as
a vehicle that provides an income tax free and potentially estate tax free death benefit.


View the video below to understand the tax benefits of a whole life insurance policy and contact us today
to discuss further!

Whole Life Insurance Can Have a Tax Benefit

1 Guardian, its subsidiaries, agents and employees do not provide tax, legal, or accounting advice. Consult your tax, legal, or accounting
professional regarding your individual situation.
2 Policy benefits are reduced by any outstanding loan or loan interest and/or withdrawals. Dividends, if any, are affected by policy loans
and loan interest. Withdrawals above the cost basis may result in taxable ordinary income. If the policy lapses, or is surrendered, any
outstanding loans considered gain in the policy may be subject to ordinary income taxes. If the policy is a Modified Endowment Contract
(MEC), loans are treated like withdrawals, but as gain first, subject to ordinary income taxes. If the policy owner is under 59 ½, any taxable
withdrawal may also be subject to a 10% federal tax penalty.
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