Captive Insurance Groups File Brief Supporting Reserve Tax Case Appeal

March 6, 2020

A group of captive insurance associations filed a friend of the court brief supporting Reserve Mechanical Corp.'s appeal of a US Tax Court insurance tax case. The group expressed concern about areas of the Tax Court's ruling concerning prior loss history, standardized versus manuscripted policies, and risk pooling. Read More

Reserve Files Opening Appeals Brief in Captive Insurance Tax Case

March 2, 2020

Reserve Mechanical Corp.'s first appeals brief outlines ways it says the US Tax Court erred in ruling against it in a captive insurance tax case, arguing that the captive insurance arrangement met necessary criteria for insurance. Read More

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