Finance, Investments, and Accounting
This article discusses the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and how FATCA's requirements affect captives. FATCA's provisions operate to encourage compliance with US information reporting requirements by imposing a withholding tax on those that fail to comply.
Generally, premiums paid for insurance are deductible for federal income tax purposes in the year paid if the policy is an annual policy and are amortized over the policy period for a multiyear policy. In addressing the question of when premiums paid to a captive insurance company are deductible for federal income tax purposes, the key determination is whether the coverage provided by the captive will be respected as insurance for federal income tax purposes. A number of factors need to be taken into account when making that determination.
Alton Cogert, president and chief executive officer of Strategic Asset Alliance, recently posted a blog on the Strategic Asset Alliance website offering the four specific questions that will lead to a more meaningful and useful investment manager meeting.
How does one know whether his or her portfolio has been performing well compared to those of other investment managers? Alton Cogert, president and chief executive officer of Strategic Asset Alliance, recently posted a blog on the Strategic Asset Alliance website discussing the use of statistics to gauge the past risk adjusted performance of a portfolio versus its future performance.
In this video, P. Bruce Wright of Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP addresses the special taxation case of micro-captive insurance companies. Section 831(b) of the Internal Revenue Code applies to insurance companies with less than $2.2 million in net premium.