Cayman Islands Added to the EU "Blacklist"

February 24, 2020

The Council of the European Union recently revised its so-called blacklist of noncooperative tax jurisdictions to include Cayman Islands. Read More

Johnson & Johnson Successful on Appeal of New Jersey Tax Court Decision

October 4, 2019

Johnson & Johnson was successful on appeal of a New Jersey Tax Court decision regarding independently procured tax. The court found Johnson & Johnson liable only for independent procurement tax on New Jersey risk related to premium paid to its captive insurance company. Read More

What a Captive Insurer Should Know about the Federal Excise Tax

June 23, 2019

The federal excise tax (FET) is imposed at the federal level on insurance premiums or reinsurance premiums that are paid by a US person to a foreign non-US person with regard to US risks. Bruce Wright, partner at Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP, discusses what captive owners should know about FET. Read More

Syzygy Captive Not in the Business of Insurance, According to Tax Court

April 18, 2019

In Syzygy Ins. Co. v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2019-34, the Tax Court considered yet another case involving a company that had elected to be taxed under section 831(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Read More

Bermuda Included in EU Tax Blacklist in "Error"

March 15, 2019

The European Union has updated its list of noncooperative tax jurisdictions. The so-called blacklist document identifies 15 countries for failing to meet agreed good tax governance standards. This year's list includes Bermuda, the world's largest captive domicile. Read More