American Society of Plastic Surgeons October 28, 2012 New Orleans Presented by Moskowitz, LLP www.moskowitzllp.com Seminar Presenter: Stephen M. Moskowitz, Esq.; Tax Attorney; CPA; LL.M. [Tax] Senior Partner at Moskowitz LLP firstname.lastname@example.org www.moskowitzllp.com 180 Montgomery Street San Francisco, CA 94104 (415) 394-7200 LEARN HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF! Doctors are targets. Everybody wants your money. 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Rul. 77-137 Who Pays Taxes? Presented by Moskowitz, LLP www.moskowitzllp.com Captive Insurance Companies Lower Insurance Costs: Enter reinsurance market – increase deductibles Costs at wholesale not retail Cash flow – investment income/loans Writing unrelated risks for profit Competitive advantage Asset Protection – protected premium/different name Domestic or Foreign Location – IRC 953[d] “Rent a Captive” Presented by Moskowitz, LLP www.moskowitzllp.com Advance IRS APPROVAL IRS Letter Rulings Safe Harbor Rulings IRS Rev. Rul. 2002-89: Captive Insurance Company IRS Rev. Rul. 2002-90: Related Captives + Insurance IRS Rev. 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