If an insurance or reinsurance company qualifies for federal taxation under IRC section 831(b), then the only federal income tax it will pay is a tax on investment income. Underwriting profits are not taxed. This allows the insurer to develop its insurance reserves.
How is a reinsurance company taxed for federal income tax purposes (short answer)?
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