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Zur steuerlichen Vorteilhaftigkeit von Kapitallebensversicherungen
[The tax advantages of life insurance policies]

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  • Niemann, Rainer
  • Kiesewetter, Dirk

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This paper carries out an analysis of individual profitability of life insurance in form of endowment policies which have been very popular in Germany for several decades. We integrate taxes, transaction costs and the possibility of early termination into a model of capital budgeting. The aim of this paper is to model the benefits of endowment policies as a form of saving. In a first step a riskless world with full foresight and a therefore deterministic investment horizon is assumed. After this, the occurrence of a random liquidity need and thus a stochastic investment horizon is analyzed. We discuss different benchmarks and decision criteria to reflect the individual advantages of the endowment insurance as well as the extent of their special tax treatment compared to alternative investments.

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  • Niemann, Rainer & Kiesewetter, Dirk, 2002. "Zur steuerlichen Vorteilhaftigkeit von Kapitallebensversicherungen
    [The tax advantages of life insurance policies]
    ," MPRA Paper 27277, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. King, Mervyn A. & Fullerton, Don, 2010. "The Taxation of Income from Capital," National Bureau of Economic Research Books, University of Chicago Press, edition 0, number 9780226436319.
    2. Kiesewetter, Dirk, 2001. "Für wen lohnt sich die Riester-Rente?," Tübinger Diskussionsbeiträge 224, University of Tübingen, School of Business and Economics.
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    Keywords

    Vorteilhaftigkeitsanalyse für Kapitallebensversicherungen; stochastischer Anlagehorizont; steuerliche Sonderbehandlung;

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    • H24 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies

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