Tax Policy and Administration:
Small Tax Exempt Insurance Companies
GGD-93-11R, Feb 8, 1993
GAO reviewed tax-exempt insurance companies, focusing on companies covered by Section 501(c)15 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). GAO noted that: (1) insurance companies that qualified for the tax exemption since 1986 were generally small companies that Congress intended to assist; and (2) in a few instances, companies have earned large amounts of investment income tax free under the revised section of IRC.