Today, in Our Country Home Enterprises, Inc. v. Commissioner, the US Tax Court held that a closely-held corporate employer was not entitled to deduct payments on a split-dollar life insurance plan, which paid death, medical, and disability benefits to participating employees.  The court further held that the employees were required to recognize income from the plan.  The opinion notes that 40 other cases pending before the court have agreed to be bound by one or more of the final decisions in this case.