The life insurance trust may take many forms and serve a variety of purposes, but for present purposes it may be defined as a trust, at least part of the corpus of which is a policy of life insurance, in which the duty of the trustee is to receive the proceeds of such policy and administer such proceeds as a trust. Such a trust, like any other, may be revocable or irrevocable, and may be funded or unfunded. These various types will be considered separately only where the tax results vary with the type. The present objective is to survey the problems which may arise in the three major fields of federal taxation and to determine the solutions which have been pronounced.
Allan F. Smith,
FEDERAL TAXATION OF INSURANCE TRUSTS,
Mich. L. Rev.
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