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Independent agents and brokers may benefit from proposed tax regulations. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Independent insurance agents and brokers can celebrate a tax win for a change. Thanks in part to strong advocacy by many trade groups, including the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA), proposed regulations issued Aug. 8 by the U.S. Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) specifically state that “insurance agents and brokers” are not excluded from taking the 20% pass-through tax deduction that was passed as part of the tax reform legislation signed into law late last year.

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Rosalie Donlon

Rosalie Donlon is the editor in chief of ALM's insurance and tax publications, including NU Property & Casualty magazine and NU PropertyCasualty360.com. You can contact her at [email protected]

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