Pre-planned funerals have become a reality for many families. Personal,
financial, and legal considerations make pre-planning desirable.
For those who pre-pay funerals, the guidelines provided by law specify
that funds be held in trust by an independent financial institution.
Methods of Pre-Funding funerals include:
Funds may be placed in a trust fund deposited in a Massachusetts bank
to be invested and earn interest. Interest remains in the trust and
is reinvested. The funeral purchaser is responsible for the income
taxes on the earnings. For most people the earnings are small enough
as to be of no consequence and will not effect people who already pay
no tax. For this service we use The New England Funeral Trust™.
Traditional Life Insurance and Annuities
Traditional life insurance policies are sold by a licensed insurance
agent or broker which can be used to pay for funeral expenses. Traditional
policies may be sold by a funeral director if the director is licensed
as an insurance agent. The death benefit of such policies can be assigned
to the funeral home.
Separate Bank Account
A bank account may be established in a Massachusetts bank for the
purpose of funding a funeral arrangement. The interest will increase
over time. The interest earned each year is subject to income tax.
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