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Friday Five Focus on Protection – 27 November – 5 Questions in 5 Minutes

Friday Five Focus on Protection – 27 November – 5 Questions in 5 Minutes

Friday Five Focus on Protection – 5 Questions in 5 Minutes Every Friday

What’s this all about?

Each week, we ask questions relating to one of these topics: Investments, Taxation, Pensions, Protection, or Regulation. This week, our Friday Five is relevant to Protection; this is useful as you prepare for the CII’s R05 exam. The challenge is for you to answer them in 5 minutes. Answers at the bottom of the page.

Questions

IMPORTANT! These questions relate to examinable tax year 2020/21, examinable by the CII until 31 August 2021.

  1. Who has to prove that a CIC claim is payable?
    1. The life office
    2. The policyholder
    3. The policyholder or their spouse
    4. The personal representatives of the policyholder
  1. Tax relief can generally be given on premiums for a key person policy where the life assured is classed as:
    1. a shareholding director.
    2. a partner.
    3. a sole trader.
    4. an employee.
  1. Which of the following reasons CORRECTLY explains why protection against an inheritance tax liability may be beneficial?
    1. Estates over the value of the nil rate band are charged on an increasing scale.
    2. Unused allowances of spouses are lost.
    3. Executors are liable for paying any IHT before the estate is distributed.
    4. Transfers between spouses are only exempt up to the value of the nil rate band.
  1. Which of the following categories of people is likely to benefit most from Income Protection?
    1. Self-employed
    2. Retired
    3. Employed
    4. Unemployed
  1. Where an employer sets up group critical illness cover for their employees and pays the premiums, how will this be treated in relation to taxation when the benefits are paid directly to an employee?
    1. The premiums are taxed on the employee at 10%.
    2. The benefits are liable to income tax at the employee’s rate.
    3. The benefits are a taxable benefit in kind.
    4. The premiums are a taxable benefit in kind.

 

Answers

  1. B – See R05 Study Text, Chp 7
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  1. D – See R05 Study Text, Chp 11
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  1. C – See R05 Study Text, Chp 2
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  1. A – See R05 Study Text, Chp 2
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  1. D – See R05 Study Text, Chp 7
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