Do You Have Corporately Owned Life Insurance funding a partnership agreement?

The IRS is at it again! Partnerships should take notice.

While the case has drawn some attention by the advisor network, this ruling is worth another look. The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals finding in the Connelly Case was affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 6, 2024. In this case, the buy-sell liability offset was not recognized by the court and thus the corporately-owned life insurance paid at death significantly increased the value of the deceased’s estate and resulting estate-tax. Although the decision focused exclusively on Stock Redemption Agreements in the 8th Circuit Court jurisdiction, regardless of location, all business owners should take notice and consider a review of their existing buy-sell agreements and funding mechanisms. 

Rob Hunt II

LIC & CLU® | Principal & Chief Executive Officer

As Principal and CEO, Rob spearheads the vision, drive for growth, and pursuit of excellence at Rose Street Advisors. Rob loves being outdoors with his wife Erin and kids. He has slalom skied for the past 35 years, never missing a season. He also enjoys spending time at the lake and on the golf course.

This material and the opinions voiced are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual or entity. To determine what is appropriate for you, please contact your Rose Street Financial Professional. Information obtained from third-party sources are believed to be reliable but not guaranteed.



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