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IRS adds microcaptives to Dirty Dozen list

United States22-03-2019Insurance

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.

Moore Stephens unit to operate under BDO brand through merger


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.

Mazars elects Clouse to executive committee

North America04-02-2019

Accounting, tax and consulting firm Mazars has appointed Brian Clouse to its executive committee.

CICA publishes risk pool guidance following Avrahami and Reserve Mechanical

North America04-02-2019

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.

Shivkov v Artex 831(b) “conspiracy” extends beyond named participants: LFDS lawyer

North America28-01-2019

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.

831(b) captive conspiracy lawsuit has no merit, claims Gallagher

North America13-12-2018

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.

Washington doubles down on 'unlawful' captives following Microsoft settlement

North America12-12-2018

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.

Artex and Arthur J Gallagher accused of selling and managing illegal tax-shelter captives

North America10-12-2018

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.

Barbados captives to pay license fee and zero tax under new law


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 captive under fire for tax fraud from whistleblower

North America17-09-2018

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.

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