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  379.1326.  Premium tax imposed, amount, procedure. — 1.  Each captive insurance company shall pay to the director of revenue, on or before May first of each year, a premium tax at the rate of thirty-eight-hundredths of one percent on the first twenty million dollars and two hundred eighty-five-thousandths of one percent on the next twenty million dollars and nineteen-hundredths of one percent on the next twenty million dollars and seventy-two-thousandths of one percent on each dollar thereafter on the direct premiums collected or contracted for on policies or contracts of insurance written by the captive insurance company during the year ending December thirty-first next preceding, after deducting from the direct premiums subject to the tax the amounts paid to policyholders as return premiums which shall include dividends on unabsorbed premiums or premium deposits returned or credited to policyholders; provided, however, that no tax shall be due or payable as to considerations received for annuity contracts.

  2.  Each captive insurance company shall pay to the director of revenue on or before May first of each year a premium tax at the rate of two hundred fourteen-thousandths of one percent on the first twenty million dollars of assumed reinsurance premium, and one hundred forty-three-thousandths of one percent on the next twenty million dollars and forty-eight-thousandths of one percent on the next twenty million dollars and twenty-four-thousandths of one percent of each dollar thereafter.  However, no reinsurance premium tax applies to premiums for risks or portions of risks which are subject to taxation on a direct basis under subsection 1 of this section.  No reinsurance premium tax shall be payable in connection with the receipt of assets in exchange for the assumption of loss reserves and other liabilities of another insurer under common ownership and control if such transaction is part of a plan to discontinue the operations of such other insurer, and if the intent of the parties to such transaction is to renew or maintain such business with the captive insurance company.

  3.  The annual:

  (1)  Minimum aggregate tax to be paid by a captive insurance company calculated under subsections 1 and 2 of this section shall be seven thousand five hundred dollars, and the annual maximum aggregate tax shall be two hundred thousand dollars;

  (2)  Minimum aggregate tax to be paid by a sponsored captive insurance company shall be seven thousand five hundred dollars and shall apply to the sponsored captive insurance company as a whole and not to each protected cell, and such cells shall not be subject to the minimum tax;

  (3)  Maximum tax to be paid by a protected cell shall be as calculated under subsection 1 of this section.  The annual maximum tax to be remitted by a sponsored captive insurance company shall be the aggregate of the tax liabilities of each protected cell.

  4.  Every captive insurance company shall, on or before February first each year, make a return on a form provided by the director, verified by the affidavit of the company's president and secretary or other authorized officers, to the director stating the amount of all direct premiums received and assumed reinsurance premiums received, whether in cash or in notes, during the year ending on December thirty-first next preceding.  Upon receipt of such returns, the director of the department of commerce and insurance shall verify the same and certify the amount of tax due from the various companies on the basis and at the rate provided in subsections 1 to 3 of this section, and shall certify the same to the director of revenue, on or before March thirty-first of each year.  The director of revenue shall immediately thereafter notify and assess each company the amount of tax due.

  5.  A captive insurance company failing to make returns as required by subsection 4 of this section or failing to pay within the time required all taxes assessed by this section shall be subject to the provisions of sections 148.375 and 148.410.

  6.  Two or more captive insurance companies under common ownership and control shall be taxed as though they were a single captive insurance company.

  7.  For the purposes of this section, the following terms shall mean:

  (1)  "Common ownership and control", ownership and control of two or more captive insurance companies by the same person or group of persons;

  (2)  "Ownership and control":

  (a)  In the case of stock corporations, the direct or indirect ownership of eighty percent or more of the outstanding voting stock of the corporation;

  (b)  In the case of mutual or nonprofit corporations, the direct or indirect ownership of eighty percent or more of the surplus and the voting power of the corporation;

  (c)  In the case of a limited liability company, the direct or indirect ownership of eighty percent or more of the membership interest in the limited liability company; and

  (d)  In the case of a sponsored captive insurance company and for purposes of this section, a protected cell shall be treated as a separate captive insurance company owned and controlled by the protected cell's participant, but only if:

  a.  The participant is the only participant with respect to such protected cell; and

  b.  The participant is the sponsor or is affiliated with the sponsor of the sponsored captive insurance company through common ownership and control.

  8.  The tax provided for in this section shall constitute all taxes collectible under the laws of this state from any captive insurance company, and no other occupation tax or other taxes shall be levied or collected from any captive insurance company by the state or any county, city, or municipality within this state, except ad valorem taxes on real and personal property used in the production of income.

  9.  Upon receiving the taxes collected under this section from the director of revenue, the state treasurer shall receipt ten percent thereof into the insurance dedicated fund established under section 374.150, subject to a maximum of three percent of the current fiscal year's appropriation from such fund, and he or she shall place the remainder of such taxes collected to the general revenue fund of the state.

  10.  The tax provided for in this section shall be calculated on an annual basis, notwithstanding policies or contracts of insurance or contracts of reinsurance issued on a multiyear basis.  In the case of multiyear policies or contracts, the premium shall be prorated for purposes of determining the tax under this section.

  11.  A captive insurance company may deduct from premium taxes payable to this state, in addition to all other credits allowed by law, license fees and renewal fees payable under section 379.1302.  A deduction for fees which exceeds a captive insurance company's premium tax liability for the same tax year shall not be refundable, but may be carried forward to any subsequent tax year, not to exceed five years, until the full deduction is claimed.

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(L. 2007 S.B. 215, A.L. 2009 H.B. 577, A.L. 2013 S.B. 287)


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