net premiums

(2) Income on the contract (A) In general For purposes of paragraph (1), the term “income on the contract” means, with respect to any taxable year of the policyholder, the excess of— (i) the sum of the net surrender value of the contract as of the close of the taxable year plus all distributions under the contract received during the taxable year or any prior taxable year, reduced by (ii) the sum of the amount of net premiums under the contract for the taxable year and prior taxable years and amounts includible in gross income for prior taxable years with respect to such contract under this subsection. Where necessary to prevent the avoidance of this subsection, the Secretary may substitute “fair market value of the contract” for “net surrender value of the contract” each place it appears in the preceding sentence. (B) Net premiums For purposes of this paragraph, the term “net premiums” means the amount of premiums paid under the contract reduced by any policyholder dividends.


26 USC § 72(u)(2)

Scoping language

For purposes of this paragraph
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