The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has added microcaptives to its Dirty Dozen list of common scams that it claims that US taxpayers may encounter.
Accountancy and business advisory firms BDO and Moore Stephens have completed a merger agreement where Moore Stephens LLP - with offices in London, Birmingham, Bristol, reading ant Watford - will operate under the BDO brand.
Accounting, tax and consulting firm Mazars has appointed Brian Clouse to its executive committee.
The Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA) has published new guidance to provide guidance on the use of risk pools following prolific US Tax Court cases involving.
One of the lead lawyers involved in the Arizona-based lawsuit Shivkov v Artex Risk Solutions has said that he believes the alleged conspiracy extends beyond the named defendants in the case.
Arthur J Gallagher has hit back at the Arizona-based lawsuit accusing it and its subsidiary Artex Risk Solutions of selling and managing illegal tax-advantaged captives, the firm said in a statement.
The Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner is offering captives that have unlawfully insured any risk in the state in the past 15 years a self-reporting period of 18 months to pay significantly reduced fines.
An Arizona-based lawsuit is seeking damages from a group of defendants including Artex Risk Solutions, Arthur J Gallagher among other captive service providers for conspiring to design, promote, sell, implement and manage illegal tax-advantaged captive insurance strategies using unlawful attempted 831(b) elections.
The Government of Barbados has made changes to its insurance law which will result in captives being zero taxed and paying a license fee instead.
Moody’s Corporation, the holding company for rating agency Moody’s Investors Service, is facing allegations from a former employee who has claimed that Moody’s and its advisors defrauded New York State of potentially millions of dollars of tax revenues, with it’s captive Moody’s Assurance Company (MAC) accused of underpaying the state.