Regulation and Oversight

2 Years after Implementation, GDPR Brings Data Privacy Stability

October 12, 2020

Two years after the implementation of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), data privacy has become a standard concern of corporate leaders, particularly as they also rank cyber threats among their top risk concerns. The GDPR created a single source of data protection rules applying across Europe. Read More

Reserve Tax Case Brief Argues Transactions Did Constitute Insurance

October 9, 2020

A reply brief filed in the US Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of Reserve Mechanical Corp. in Reserve’s tax case with the Internal Revenue Service argues that its captive insurance arrangements did meet the requirements to constitute insurance for federal tax purposes. Read More

IRS Indicates It's Stepping Up Enforcement of Abusive Micro-Captives

October 6, 2020

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has indicated that it's expanding its enforcement focus on abusive micro-captive schemes, encouraging taxpayers participating in micro-captive arrangements to consult an independent tax adviser ahead of the October 15 filing deadline. The IRS encouraged participants in such arrangements to consider exiting them. Read More

New Federal Report Examines Possible Micro-Captive Role in Tax Abuse

September 2, 2020

So-called "micro-captives" have been in the crosshairs of the Internal Revenue Service for several years. Now, a newly released report from the US Government Accountability Office warns that offshore micro-captives may be used for abusive tax schemes. Read More

Liability Management Firm Gets PCC License in Malta

July 28, 2020

Liability management company Gossmann & Cie. has been licensed to operate a protected cell company (PCC) in Malta. The PCC is fully operational and able to create customized cell-based solutions as well as manage the relevant insurance portfolios transferred to Gossmann & Cie., the company said. Read More