Legislative Updates

Split Dollar* Final Regulations

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This document contains final regulations relating to the income, employment, and gift taxation of split-dollar life insurance arrangements. The final regulations provide needed guidance to persons who enter into split-dollar life insurance arrangements. 

* Split-Dollar Insurance is not an insurance policy; it is a method of paying for insurance coverage.  A split-dollar plan is an arrangement between two parties that involves "splitting" the premium payments, cash values, ownership of the policy, and death benefits.  Split dollar arrangements are subject to IRS Notice 2002-8 and Proposed Regulations that apply for purposes of federal income, employment, and gift taxes.

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