Planning For High Net-Worth U.S. Persons Through the Use of Offshore Life Insurance

By: J. Richard Duke


Sophisticated planning for the high net-worth United States citizens often includes the use of offshore variable life insurance. Such leading edge planning is accomplished through structures that provide income, gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer tax planning not available domestically. In addition to providing sophisticated tax and estate planning benefits, variable life insurance policies issued by foreign-based carriers have numerous economic advantages.

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