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California appeals court affirms ruling that Section 28 tax does not apply to surplus lines insurers
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 7 2010

On September 30, 2010, the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District affirmed a superior court ruling that California Constitution Section 28 taxes do not apply to surplus lines insurers


In private letter ruling, IRS says captive reinsurance of fronted pools is “insurance” for tax purposes
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 4 2010

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a private letter ruling on December 11, 2009, resolving a taxpayer’s question as to whether its business as a captive reinsurer is "insurance" for tax purposes


Recent surge in the lLIHTC equity market
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 1 2010

The low-income housing tax credit ("LIHTC") market has seen a surge in investments by insurance companies over the last year


Prudential test case relating to UK dividend taxation adjourned
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 24 2010

Prudential Assurance Co Ltd & Ors v Revenue & Customs Commissioners 2010 EWHC 2811 (Ch) concerned the UK's former rules on the taxation of dividends received by insurance companies resident in the UK on shareholdings in foreign companies which were held as investments in their pension and life assurance business


ECJ finds against AXA in VAT dispute
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • European Union
  • November 12 2010

In the recent case of AXA UK (Taxation) 2010 EUECJ C-17509, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) was asked by the UK Court of Appeal whether the service of passing payments from patients to dentists was exempted from VAT


Change to a company's calculation method of policyholders' tax now permitted
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2010

The Insurance Companies (Calculation of Profits: Policy Holders' Tax) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (the Amendment Regulations) will come into force on 31 December 2010


EU plans for VAT exemption reforms are set to continue
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • European Union
  • December 3 2010

Following a meeting of the Council of the European Union on 17 November 2010, plans to reform the VAT exemption for insurance and the wider financial services industry are set to continue, with Member States agreeing to find a resolution to the current problems


New York Insurance Department considering requesting lower federal tax rate
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 8 2010

According to media reports, New York Insurance Department (the “Department”) Superintendent James Wrynn announced at a membership meeting of the Association of Insurance & Reinsurance Run-Off Companies (AIRROC) that the Department’s tax working group is reviewing whether a revived New York Insurance Exchange (the “Exchange”) should request a lower federal corporate tax rate


New regulations relating to calculation of general insurance technical provisions for tax purposes
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 28 2009

The UK's tax authority, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), has introduced new regulations relating to technical provisions made by general insurers, including members underwriting general insurance business at Lloyd's


Alastair Darling's Budget proposes tax break for asbestos trusts
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 30 2010

Alastair Darling's 2010 Budget includes provisions designed to help asbestos trusts which were set up by companies prior to 24 March 2010 to meet their asbestos liabilities