By Stephen Burroughs and Andrew Appleby

The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals ruled in favor of an out-of-state life insurance company regarding the calculation of its Alabama net worth tax – the Business Privilege Tax (BPT). The BPT requires an insurance company to calculate its Alabama net worth based on the ratio its Alabama premium

By Scott Booth and Andrew Appleby

The Massachusetts Governor released his proposed fiscal year 2015 budget, which includes a tax provision that is targeted directly at the insurance industry. Currently, income earned by pass-through entities, such as partnerships, owned by licensed life or property and casualty insurers is excluded from Massachusetts income tax because

When is an insurance company “subject to” premium tax? Recently, the Indiana Tax Court answered this question in United Parcel Service, Inc. v. Indiana Department of Revenue, 49T10-0704-TA-24 (December 29, 2010), concluding that an insurance company is “subject to” premium tax when it is placed under the authority, dominion, control, or influence of the tax, and not simply when it is required to pay the tax. 

In United Parcel Service, the Indiana Department of Revenue had determined that UPS should have included the income of two affiliated foreign reinsurance companies in its Indiana worldwide unitary corporation income tax return. UPS, however, maintained that its affiliated foreign reinsurance companies should be excluded because the Indiana statutes provided that there is no income tax on the adjusted gross income of insurance companies “subject to” the Indiana gross premium tax.Continue Reading Inclusion of Insurance Company in Unitary Return – When Is an Insurance Company “Subject to” Premium Tax?