INSURANCE CODE


TITLE 3. DEPARTMENT FUNDS, FEES, AND TAXES


SUBTITLE C. INSURANCE MAINTENANCE TAXES


CHAPTER 251. GENERAL PROVISIONS


Sec. 251.001. DETERMINING RATE OF ASSESSMENT. (a) The commissioner shall annually determine the rate of assessment of each maintenance tax imposed under this subtitle.

(b) In determining the rate of assessment, the commissioner shall consider the requirement to reimburse the appropriate portion of the general revenue fund under Section 201.052.

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

Sec. 251.002. DUTY TO ADVISE COMPTROLLER OF RATE. The commissioner shall advise the comptroller of the applicable rate of assessment of a maintenance tax not later than the 45th day before the due date of the tax report for the period for which that tax is due.

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

Sec. 251.003. EFFECT OF LATE ADVISEMENT OF RATE. (a) Except as provided by Subsection (b), if the commissioner does not advise the comptroller of the applicable rate of assessment of a maintenance tax by the date required by Section 251.002, the rate of assessment is the rate applied in the previous tax period.

(b) If the commissioner advises the comptroller of the applicable rate of assessment of a maintenance tax after the tax has been assessed, the comptroller shall:

(1) advise each taxpayer in writing of the amount of any additional taxes due; or

(2) refund any excess taxes paid.

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

Sec. 251.004. DEPOSIT OF MAINTENANCE TAXES. (a) Except as provided by Subsection (b), maintenance taxes collected under this subtitle shall be deposited in the general revenue fund and reallocated to the Texas Department of Insurance operating account.

(b) Each state fiscal year, the comptroller shall reallocate to the floodplain management account established under Section 16.3161, Water Code, the first $3.05 million of the maintenance taxes collected under Chapter 252 and deposited in the general revenue fund.

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

Amended by:

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1323 (S.B. 1436), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2007.