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Writing the Playbook: alliantNational’s Miller and Amin Contribute to ABA’s Captive Insurance Handbook

alliantNational’s own Steven T. Miller and Meeren Amin co-authored a chapter in the American Bar Association’s 2018 Captive Insurance Deskbook for the Business Lawyer. The book helps attorneys navigate the often-murky paths of captive insurance companies and offers suggestions on whether a captive is a suitable option for a business owner. Miller and Amin co-authored…

New Business Meals Guidance Creates Substantiation Concerns

October 4, 2018 By Stephanie Cumings Published in Tax Notes Taxpayers might not be prepared to separately document meals this year as required by new guidance on the business meals deduction, according to practitioners. Whether client business meals would still be deductible was “the big issue” coming out of the 2017 tax law’s changes to…

You Can Still Deduct a Client’s Meal on a Night Out, IRS Says

October 3, 2018 By Laura Davison and Lynnley Browning Published in Bloomberg Government The Internal Revenue Service is giving businesses a tax break they thought they had lost in the tax overhaul last year — write-offs for wining and dining clients. The agency said Wednesday companies can still deduct 50 percent of meals while entertaining clients and…

The Wayfair Ruling and What it Means for Small Business

I know it’s August and probably the last thing on your mind is the Supreme Court’s recent Wayfair decision on out-of-state sellers. However, given the long-term implications of the case and its anticipated impact on your clients and e-commerce in general, I thought you’d be interested in this recent Accounting Today piece. In the article,…

U.S. Transition Tax Regs Provide Clarity, Limited Relief

August 2, 2018 By Andre Velarde Published in Tax Notes Lengthy transition tax regs may offer practitioners some reassurance in fleshing out more details, but they don’t venture much outside the original scope of previous guidance. “With the release of the regs, [there’s] not absolute certainty as to the transition tax liability, but [it’s] pretty…

Unclear if the IRS Can Save the Client Business Meal

June 27, 2018 By Stephanie Cumings Published in Tax Notes Tax observers are torn on whether the IRS has the power to restore the deduction for client business meals that Congress seems to have unintentionally axed in the 2017 tax law. While some practitioners contend that the IRS can salvage the deduction, one professor argues…

Global Settlement Offer for Captive Transactions Could Be Tricky

May 31, 2018 By Emily L. Foster Tax Notes The IRS could resolve captive insurance transaction disputes with a global settlement, as it did for abusive transactions in the 2000s, but tax professionals say the trick is to root out the bad actors. Microcaptive insurance cases are seeing high volume in three areas — examination,…

CICA: Standing up to the IRS can be good for the industry

March 14, 2018 By Ned Holmes Published in captive insurance times For a good captive, standing up to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may be the right answer and could positive for the industry as a whole, says John Dies, managing director of tax controversy at alliantgroup. Speaking at Captive Insurance Companies Association’s (CICA) 2018…


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