On December 29, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2017-08, which extends the deadline for filing Form 8886 and Form 8918 in connection with “micro-captive transactions” to May 1, 2017. Click here for a copy of Notice 2017-08.
Everyone loves a good New Year’s Eve party! The best part is watching the ball drop as we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new. Planning ahead will help ensure that your New Year starts out right. Here are some simple safety tips for attending or hosting a New Year’s celebration.
Each year, the IRS sets limits for pension plans. These limits are reviewed annually and adjusted for inflation. The following are some important limits in effect for 2017:
Pensions have key dates for filing and disclosures that a plan trustee should be aware of. We have produced a printer friendly PDF version of the important 2017 Pension Dates to Remember.
Click here for a copy of the 2017 dates.
Qualified retirement plans offer many different investment options. One option, which is often overlooked, is life insurance. Under the right circumstances, life insurance can be an attractive investment option for a qualified retirement plan.
The kind of tree that adorns a person’s home during the holidays can provoke debate as much as Coke vs. Pepsi or Chevy vs. Ford. When it comes to Christmas trees, do you choose live or artificial? Do you cut your own at a local farm or do you prefer the convenience of a tree bought at a local store that won’t shed its needles, doesn’t need water and already has lights?
The Department of the Treasury and the IRS recently issued Notice 2016-66, identifying a certain type of captive insurance company as a "transaction of interest". Taxpayers that participate in a "transaction of interest" are required to file a Form 8886 with the IRS. Material Advisors are required to file a Form 8918. We have prepared a technical memorandum summarizing the provisions of Notice 2016-66.
On November 1, 2016, the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (the "IRS") issued Notice 2016-66. The Notice describes a certain type of captive insurance company and identifies the transaction as a "transaction of interest". Persons engaging in the transaction are required to disclose their participation in the transaction to the IRS.
Those across the nation who have tasted deep-fried turkey usually say there’s simply no comparison to an oven-roasted bird — turkey out of the fryer is moist, with crispy skin and a beautiful color. And, it cooks much more quickly than a turkey in the oven, which means you don’t have to wait for hours on end to get your fix. But, if you’re not careful, frying a turkey can ruin your Thanksgiving, too. You’ve no doubt seen videos of people accidentally starting fires with their attempts. In some cases, families have even lost their homes.
The Joint Committee on Taxation recently released a 268-page technical explanation of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (or "PATH Act"). Section 333 of the PATH Act amends section 831(b) of the Internal Revenue Code in a number of ways that may affect the tax treatment of small property and casualty insurance companies, including captive insurance companies. For an excerpt of the full report that is specific to section 333, please