Captive Conference To Highlight Industry Stability

September 8, 2023 | 0 Comments

The strong pace of captive formations will be a focus of the Bermuda Captive Conference 11-13 September at the Hamilton Princess.

A spokesperson said, “This year’s theme is Adaptability, highlighting the strength and stability of the Bermuda industry, now home to over 700 captive insurance companies.”

David Gibbons, Captive Insurance Leader, PwC Bermuda, said, “Not only are we seeing significantly more captive formations – but also the time from interest to inception is far faster than in previous years. Due to increasing premiums in the insurance and reinsurance markets, existing captives are also re-examining the business they write and assessing the risk versus benefit of increasing the captive’s retention.”

Scott Slater & David Gibbons Bermuda Captive Conference September 2023

The spokesperson said, “Another big topic at this year’s conference is the global minimum tax rate of 15% on multinationals.

“Scott Slater, Tax Services leader, PwC Bermuda, is speaking in the 12 September session, Global Minimum Tax – An Easy Fix? During the session, Slater and other panellists will weigh in on where we are now and what captive owners and service providers alike need to be aware of.

“The Bermuda Government has issued a public consultation document as part of its considerations on introducing a corporate income tax to apply to Bermuda businesses that are part of Multinational Enterprise Groups [MNEs] with annual revenue of €750m or more.”

Scott Slater, Tax services leader, PwC Bermuda, said: “It is proposed for the tax to apply from 1 January 2025 or after, and to closely follow the OECD model rules. Along with discussing the high-level features of the income tax regime, including a proposed rate of 9-15%, which the Government is currently considering, the consultation includes a series of specific questions that the Government is interested in receiving public comments, and is expected to be the first in a series of public consultations in relation to this subject.”

The spokesperson said, “PwC Bermuda continues its longtime support of the Bermuda Captive Conference as a gold sponsor, once again hosting the official Welcome Reception on 11 September at the Hamilton Princess.”

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