2017 ORS 735.470¹
Premium tax
  • collection
  • payment
  • refund
  • rules

(1)(a) The surplus lines licensee shall pay the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services a surplus lines premium tax equal to two percent of the gross amount of premiums received on Oregon home state risks as shown in the report required by ORS 735.465 (Monthly reports).

(b) Notwithstanding ORS 731.820 (Gross premium tax on fire insurance premiums), the surplus lines licensee shall also pay to the director a tax equal to 0.3 percent of the premium or fees charged by the insurer or the insurer’s insurance producer and other intermediaries for the insurance, for the purpose of maintaining the office of the State Fire Marshal and paying the expenses incident thereto.

(c) The taxes shall be collected by the surplus lines licensee as specified by the director, in addition to the gross amount of premiums charged by the insurer or the insurer’s insurance producer and other intermediaries for the insurance. The taxes 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 the taxes, and from rebating for any reason, any part of the taxes.

(2) The surplus lines taxes are due quarterly on the 45th day following the calendar quarter in which the premium is collected. The taxes 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) For the purposes of carrying out the Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-203, Title V, Subtitle B), the director may collect taxes on 100 percent of the gross amount of premiums on Oregon home state risks. If the director enters into a compact or otherwise establishes procedures with other states pursuant to ORS 735.418 (Director authorized to enter into interstate compact for premium tax allocation), the director by rule shall establish procedures to facilitate the reporting, collection, payment, allocation and disbursement of premium taxes on Oregon home state risks that also include risks allocable to other states.

(5) As used in this section, “gross amount of premiums” has the meaning given that term in ORS 731.808 (“Gross amount of premiums” defined). [1987 c.774 §131; 1989 c.288 §2; 1995 c.786 §10; 2001 c.191 §48a; 2003 c.364 §44; 2007 c.71 §237; 2011 c.660 §8]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 735—Alternative Insurance, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors735.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.