IRS Releases 2021 Discount Factors for Insurance Companies

January 04, 2022

By Barbara Pena

On December 31, 2021, the IRS issued a draft of Revenue Procedure 2021-54 which prescribes the discount factors to be used by insurance companies to compute discounted unpaid losses and discounted salvage recoverable for the 2021 accident year. For convenience, the revenue procedure also includes discount factors for losses incurred in the 2020 accident year and prior. On December 27, 2021, the IRS released a corrected document which corrects errors on Table 4. The corrected Revenue Procedure can be found in Internal Revenue Bulletin No. 2021-52.

The revenue procedure is applicable to all insurance companies required to discount unpaid losses under IRC Sec. 846 and all insurance companies required to discount estimated salvage recoverable under IRC Sec. 832.

Click here for a summary of the 2021 discount factors.

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