US Supreme Court Won't Hear Delaware Appeal in IRS Summons Case

November 27, 2023

The US Supreme Court has declined to consider the Delaware Department of Insurance's appeal of a federal appeals court ruling requiring the department to comply with an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) summons for information on two captive insurers domiciled in the state. Read More

Why Do Insurance Companies Discount Unpaid Loss Reserves?

July 27, 2023

Under federal tax law, insurance companies are allowed to take a current deduction for unpaid losses, which is an expense that is paid over time. Without the deduction for unpaid losses, the tax code would be exceedingly burdensome for insurance companies. Read More

More on IRS Attempts To Subpoena Information Related to Micro-Captives

July 13, 2023

An IRS summons for certain micro-captive information filed with the state of Delaware raises several interesting insurance business questions. Among them is whether some of the documents sought by the IRS can be produced electronically. Read More

Treatment of Certain Voluntary Benefit Payments

July 12, 2023

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently addressed whether benefit payments to employees in a particular welfare benefit plan are includable in gross income. The IRS identified circumstances under which such benefit payments should be treated as wages for federal tax purposes. Read More

NCOIL Calls on IRS To Reconsider Proposed Micro-Captive Regulations

July 5, 2023

The National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) has urged the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to retract a proposed micro-captive rule NCOIL says poses a significant threat to the US framework of state-based insurance regulation. NCOIL said the proposed regulations violate the federal McCarran-Ferguson Act. Read More