Tax Planning/life insurance

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In what instance if any would it be advantageous to make my son the owner of my life insurance policy?

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From a tax standpoint any proceeds from your insurance are usually not taxable. So, I don't think it makes any difference whether he owns it or is just named as beneficiary - at least from a tax standpoint. Mostly it may be who is responsible for making the payments that matters most.
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