2007 ORS 735.470¹
Premium tax
  • collection
  • payment
  • refund
  • rules

(1) The surplus lines licensee shall pay the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services an amount equal to the tax that would have been imposed under ORS 731.816 (1993 Edition) if that section were in effect and operative, and the tax that is imposed by ORS 731.820 (Gross premium tax on fire insurance premiums), on authorized insurers for the premiums shown in the report required by ORS 735.465 (Monthly reports). The tax shall be collected by the surplus lines licensee as specified by the director, in addition to the full amount of the gross premium charged by the insurer for the insurance. The tax on any portion of the premium unearned at termination of insurance having been credited by the state to the licensee shall be returned to the policyholder directly by the surplus lines licensee or through the producing insurance producer, if any. The surplus lines licensee is prohibited from absorbing such tax and from rebating for any reason, any part of such tax.

(2) The surplus lines tax is due quarterly on the 45th day following the calendar quarter in which the premium is collected. The tax shall be paid to and reported on forms prescribed by the director or upon the director’s order paid to and reported on forms prescribed by the Surplus Line Association of Oregon.

(3) Notwithstanding subsection (2) of this section, if a surplus lines license is terminated or nonrenewed for any reason, the taxes described in this section are due on the 30th day after the termination or nonrenewal.

(4) In applying ORS 731.816 (1993 Edition) for purposes of this section, the rate shall be two percent rather than two and one-quarter percent.

(5) The director by rule shall establish procedures for payment of taxes on the Oregon portion of risks covered by surplus lines insurance policies transacted outside this state that cover risks with exposures both in this state and outside this state. [1987 c.774 §131; 1989 c.288 §2; 1995 c.786 §10; 2001 c.191 §48a; 2003 c.364 §44; 2007 c.71 §237]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 735—Alternative Insurance, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­735.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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