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“Benistar Plan is a thinly disguised vehicle for unlimited tax-deductible investments.”
In a recent U.S. Tax Court case, taxpayers suffered a double loss. The taxpayers, consisting of four
couples, had purchased welfare benefit plans marketed by Benistar 419 Plan Services. Under the
plan, Benistar provided preretirement life insurance to select employees of companies enrolled in
the plan. Small employers like the plans because they allow pretax contributions to be shielded
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|Abusive Insurance and Retirement Plans
Single–employer section 419 welfare benefit plans are
the latest incarnation in insurance deductions the IRS
BY LANCE WALLACH
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Captive insurance plans,
want to get audited?
When one scheme fails it isn’t long before a
resourceful promoter comes up with a
different product. Inevitably promoters find
some lawyer or accountant to draft a
favorable opinion letter and a new industry
is born. In a few years, however, the IRS
catches up and declares the arrangement
to be a listed transaction and abusive tax
shelter. As an expert witness I have never
lost a case in this field. It is easy to beat the
deep pockets of the insurance companies
who provide product to these plans. Even
though they have business owners sign
fraudulent disclaimers saying that the
owners will get their own tax advice. These
disclaimers are then used when the
inevitable happens, the IRS audits and the
business owner sues the insurance
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The Newspaper of the NYSSCPA
Vol. 10, No.13
IRS Clarifies Legality of 419(e) Plans
By Lance Wallach, CLU, ChFC, CIMC, and Ron Snyder, JD, EA
Following the U.S. Congress’ lead, on April 10 the IRS issued final regulations under Section
409A of the Internal Revenue Code. If the rules seemed unclear before, they are crystal clear
now: Most of the so-called “419(e)” plans as well as the remaining 419A(f)(6) plans are in
violation of the law and subject to hefty penalties.
A 419(e) plan is a benefit plan that generally seeks to make the purchase of life insurance tax-
deductible to employers. While the concept is appealing, most of the existing arrangements have
permitted the plans to transfer the insurance policies to the participants upon retirement.
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