An irrevocable life insurance trust in Oklahoma is a trust created to be the owner and beneficiary of life insurance policies with the purpose of keeping life insurance policies out of your taxable estate. Often known as an ILIT, an irrevocable life insurance trust must meet all requirements:
Once an insured transfers an existing insurance coverage to the ILIT, the IRS will consider it a gift, and if the insured dies within three years of making the move, then the IRS will include all of the assets of the trust in the deceased's estate.
Upon the death of the insured, the trust could be installed to distribute the profits directly to the beneficiaries, or it can hold onto and administer the funds for people who may not have the ability to control the funds, like minors.
Some issues with irrevocable life insurance trusts:
Administrative costs include the price of establishing the trust: the expenses of having a trustee handle the trust yearly require another tax identification number. If the trust's income exceeds the standard deduction for hope, now $100, then yearly income tax returns are required. Annual admissions to beneficiaries may also be required.
Of course any life insurance product has to be assessed like any other financial investment choice to ascertain whether it makes financial sense.
There are a number of complexities involved in estate planning with retirement accounts. To find out more about Standalone Retirement Trusts, please contact our office.
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