2018 US Code
Title 26 - Internal Revenue Code
Subtitle A - Income Taxes
Chapter 1 - Normal Taxes and Surtaxes
Subchapter O - Gain or Loss on Disposition of Property
Part III - Common Nontaxable Exchanges
Sec. 1035 - Certain exchanges of insurance policies

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Citation 26 U.S.C. § 1035 (2018)
Section Name §1035. Certain exchanges of insurance policies
Section Text (a) General rules

No gain or loss shall be recognized on the exchange of—

(1) a contract of life insurance for another contract of life insurance or for an endowment or annuity contract or for a qualified long-term care insurance contract;

(2) a contract of endowment insurance (A) for another contract of endowment insurance which provides for regular payments beginning at a date not later than the date payments would have begun under the contract exchanged, or (B) for an annuity contract, or (C) for a qualified long-term care insurance contract;

(3) an annuity contract for an annuity contract or for a qualified long-term care insurance contract; or

(4) a qualified long-term care insurance contract for a qualified long-term care insurance contract.

(b) Definitions

For the purpose of this section—

(1) Endowment contract

A contract of endowment insurance is a contract with an insurance company which depends in part on the life expectancy of the insured, but which may be payable in full in a single payment during his life.

(2) Annuity contract

An annuity contract is a contract to which paragraph (1) applies but which may be payable during the life of the annuitant only in installments. For purposes of the preceding sentence, a contract shall not fail to be treated as an annuity contract solely because a qualified long-term care insurance contract is a part of or a rider on such contract.

(3) Life insurance contract

A contract of life insurance is a contract to which paragraph (1) applies but which is not ordinarily payable in full during the life of the insured. For purposes of the preceding sentence, a contract shall not fail to be treated as a life insurance contract solely because a qualified long-term care insurance contract is a part of or a rider on such contract.

(c) Exchanges involving foreign persons

To the extent provided in regulations, subsection (a) shall not apply to any exchange having the effect of transferring property to any person other than a United States person.

(d) Cross references

(1) For rules relating to recognition of gain or loss where an exchange is not solely in kind, see subsections (b) and (c) of section 1031.

(2) For rules relating to the basis of property acquired in an exchange described in subsection (a), see subsection (d) of section 1031.

Source Credit

(Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 309; Pub. L. 98–369, div. A, title II, §§211(b)(15), 224(a), July 18, 1984, 98 Stat. 756, 776; Pub. L. 99–514, title XVIII, §1828, Oct. 22, 1986, 100 Stat. 2851; Pub. L. 105–34, title XI, §1131(b)(1), Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 979; Pub. L. 109–280, title VIII, §844(b), Aug. 17, 2006, 120 Stat. 1010; Pub. L. 115–141, div. U, title IV, §401(a)(168), Mar. 23, 2018, 132 Stat. 1192.)

Editorial Notes CODIFICATION

Another section 1131(b) of Pub. L. 105–34 enacted section 684 of this title.

AMENDMENTS

2018—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 115–141 struck out "or" after semicolon at end.

2006—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 109–280, §844(b)(3)(A), which directed amendment by inserting "or for a qualified long-term care insurance contract" before semicolon "at the end", was executed by making the insertion before "; or" to reflect the probable intent of Congress.

Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 109–280, §844(b)(3)(B), which directed amendment by inserting ", or (C) for a qualified long-term care insurance contract" before semicolon "at the end", was executed by making the insertion before "; or" to reflect the probable intent of Congress.

Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 109–280, §844(b)(3)(C), inserted "or for a qualified long-term care insurance contract" after "annuity contract".

Subsec. (a)(4). Pub. L. 109–280, §844(b)(4), added par. (4).

Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 109–280, §844(b)(1), inserted at end "For purposes of the preceding sentence, a contract shall not fail to be treated as an annuity contract solely because a qualified long-term care insurance contract is a part of or a rider on such contract."

Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 109–280, §844(b)(2), inserted at end "For purposes of the preceding sentence, a contract shall not fail to be treated as a life insurance contract solely because a qualified long-term care insurance contract is a part of or a rider on such contract."

1997—Subsecs. (c), (d). Pub. L. 105–34 added subsec. (c) and redesignated former subsec. (c) as (d).

1986—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 99–514 struck out "subject to tax under subchapter L" after "with an insurance company".

1984—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 98–369, §224(a), which directed the substitution of "an insurance company subject to tax under subchapter L" for "a life insurance company as defined in section 801", was executed by making such substitution for "a life insurance company as defined in section 816" to reflect the probable intent of Congress and the earlier amendment by Pub. L. 98–369, §211(b)(15), which substituted "as defined in section 816" for "as defined in section 801".

Pub. L. 98–369, §211(b)(15), substituted "section 816" for "section 801".

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2006 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 109–280 applicable to contracts issued after Dec. 31, 1996, but only with respect to taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 2009, and to exchanges occurring after Dec. 31, 2009, see section 844(g)(1), (2) of Pub. L. 109–280, set out as a note under section 72 of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1986 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 99–514 effective, except as otherwise provided, as if included in the provisions of the Tax Reform Act of 1984, Pub. L. 98–369, div. A, to which such amendment relates, see section 1881 of Pub. L. 99–514, set out as a note under section 48 of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1984 AMENDMENT

Amendment by section 211(b)(5) of Pub. L. 98–369 applicable to taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 1983, see section 215 of Pub. L. 98–369, set out as an Effective Date note under section 801 of this title.

Pub. L. 98–369, div. A, title II, §224(b), July 18, 1984, 98 Stat. 776, provided that: "The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall apply to all exchanges whether before, on, or after the date of the enactment of this Act [July 18, 1984]."

PLAN AMENDMENTS NOT REQUIRED UNTIL JANUARY 1, 1989

For provisions directing that if any amendments made by subtitle A or subtitle C of title XI [§§1101–1147 and 1171–1177] or title XVIII [§§1800–1899A] of Pub. L. 99–514 require an amendment to any plan, such plan amendment shall not be required to be made before the first plan year beginning on or after Jan. 1, 1989, see section 1140 of Pub. L. 99–514, as amended, set out as a note under section 401 of this title.

Publication Title United States Code, 2018 Edition, Title 26 - INTERNAL REVENUE CODE
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 26 - INTERNAL REVENUE CODE
Subtitle A - Income Taxes
CHAPTER 1 - NORMAL TAXES AND SURTAXES
Subchapter O - Gain or Loss on Disposition of Property
PART III - COMMON NONTAXABLE EXCHANGES
Sec. 1035 - Certain exchanges of insurance policies
Contains section 1035
Date 2018
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 14, 2019
Positive Law No
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 98 Stat. 756, 776
100 Stat. 2851
111 Stat. 979
120 Stat. 1010
132 Stat. 1192
Public Law References Public Law 98-369, Public Law 99-514, Public Law 105-34, Public Law 109-280, Public Law 115-141
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