Law:Title 3. Department Funds, Fees, And Taxes. Subtitle C. Insurance Maintenance Taxes from Chapter 253. Casualty Insurance And Fidelity, Guaranty, And Surety Bond Insurance (Texas)

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Subtitle C. Insurance Maintenance Taxes

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Chapter 253. Casualty Insurance And Fidelity, Guaranty, And Surety Bond Insurance

Section  253.001.  Maintenance Tax Imposed. A M

aintenance tax is imposed on each authorized insurer with gross premiums subject to taxation under Section 253.003. The tax required by this chapter is in addition to other taxes imposed that are not in conflict with this chapter.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1274, Sec. 1, eff. April 1, 2005.



Section  253.002.  Maximum Rate; Annual Adjustment. (a)

The rate of assessment set by the commissioner may not exceed 0.4 percent of the gross premiums subject to taxation under Section 253.003.

(b)  The commissioner shall annually adjust the rate of assessment of the maintenance tax so that the tax imposed that year, together with any unexpended funds produced by the tax, produces the amount the commissioner determines is necessary to pay the expenses during the succeeding year of regulating all classes of insurance specified under Section 253.003.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1274, Sec. 1, eff. April 1, 2005.

Amended by:

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 730, Sec. 2C.003, eff. April 1, 2009.



Section 253.003.  Premiums Subject To Taxation.

An insurer shall pay maintenance taxes under this chapter on the correctly reported gross premiums from writing a class of insurance specified under:

(1)  Chapters 2008, 2251, and 2252;

(2)  Subchapter B, Chapter 5;

(3)  Subchapter C, Chapter 1806;

(4)  Subchapter A, Chapter 2301; and

(5)  Subtitle B, Title 10.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1274, Sec. 1, eff. April 1, 2005.

Amended by:

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 730, Sec. 2C.004, eff. April 1, 2009.



Section  253.004.  Maintenance Tax Due Dates.

(a) The insurer shall pay the maintenance tax annually or semiannually, as determined by the comptroller.

(b)  The comptroller may require semiannual payment only from an insurer whose maintenance tax liability under this chapter for the previous tax year was at least $2,000.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1274, Sec. 1, eff. April 1, 2005.


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