Tax, Investments, and PRIA: How the US Election Impacts Captives

November 12, 2020

Uncertainty and political rhetoric may cloud the US presidential election results, but it is possible to begin assessing how the results may impact captive insurers. In a special bonus episode of the Global Captive Podcast, Richard Cutcher spoke to experts on tax, the investment markets, and legislative activity in Congress. Read More

Minnesota Includes Captives in Direct Procurement Tax Form Changes

September 8, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Revenue is taking comments on proposed changes that, among other things, would specify that the state's nonadmitted premium tax for direct procured insurance applies to captive insurance. The proposal would modify Form IG255, the state's nonadmitted insurance premium tax return form, to specifically mention captives. Read More

SIIA Seeks Treasury Department Review of IRS 831(b) Captive Activities

June 19, 2020

In a letter to US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Russel Vought, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, the Self-Insurance Institute of America (SIIA) has asked the Treasury Department to review activities of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) related to 831(b) captive insurance companies. Read More

North Carolina Captive Group Seeks Relief from IRS Micro-Captive Letter

May 7, 2020

The North Carolina Captive Insurance Association (NCCIA) is one of a number of state captive insurance associations protesting recent Internal Revenue Service (IRS) activities aimed at micro-captives. The NCCIA wrote North Carolina's congressional delegation for help in securing relief from a letter the IRS sent in March to micro-captive owners. Read More

Quiet Settlement in 831(b) Captive Insurance Tax Case

March 19, 2020

Wilson v. Comm'r, Docket 26547-13 (Tax Court) was quietly settled at the end of February. The case had been in the Tax Court for some time, and after Avrahami was decided, supplemental briefs were requested by the court. The facts of the case are very similar to Avrahami. Read More