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Global Regulatory and Tax Changes to Affect Multinationals

Source: Marsh

Posted on 15 Feb 2011

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Multinational companies are demanding greater adherence to insurance and premium tax compliance regulations, as they face enhanced scrutiny from governmental bodies, according to Praveen Sharma, Marsh Insurance Regulatory and Tax Practice Leader.

The global regulatory environment has evolved dramatically in recent years.  Contributing events include the landmark Kvaerner case in the European Union; bilateral and multilateral agreements among regulators and tax authorities; and the expansion of operations coupled with their insurance needs to cover risks such as excess liability, crime, and directors & officers (D&O) more broadly and consistently.

A number of tax authorities have been reviewing global insurance arrangements to identify unpaid premium-related taxes.  Further, many tax regimes have either introduced new rules or increased their premium-related tax rates.
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