Are premiums paid for Keyman Insurance tax deductible?

Allan Madan, CA
 Jan 9, 2013

Yes, in limited situations.

What is Keyman Insurance? It is an insurance policy taken out by a business to cover any loss of revenue arising from the death or disability of a key member (eg. Partner, employee, etc).

Keyman insurance premiums are tax deductible for a business only if one of the following criteria are met:

  1. The insurance policy is required as a collateral by a lender (eg. Bank) and the proceeds will benefit the business; or
  2. The insurance premium is part of the employee’s compensation and is a taxable benefit to the employee.


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