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Risk retention groups - 2016 premium tax filing instructions

New for 2016

Line 2.5 Private Flood has been added to the Premium Reporting section to align with changes to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' (NAIC) annual statement blanks.

Filing requirements

All risk retention groups registered in the State of Washington during the calendar year must file an online tax form, as provided by this office, even if no business was actually transacted within Washington during that time. Alternate filing methods are not accepted.

Due date

The completed online form and payment must be received by the Office of Insurance Commissioner on or before March 1 following the end of the calendar year. When the due date falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the form and payment are considered timely if received on the next business day.

CautionCaution: Do not mail a paper version of the form or any attachments to our office.

Completing your premium tax form

Tax is generally due on all premiums, unless specifically exempted on the tax form. If you have questions, please contact us.

Premiums reported must be on the same basis as required on the Annual Statement.

The Washington tax rate is 2 percent. Calculations for the Washington portion of the form will be completed automatically.

Selecting "Print" will print your form exactly as it appears on the screen, even if you have not saved your work.

The "Save progress" button does not check for errors.

CautionRemember: Save your work before moving away from the form; your work is not automatically saved.

Premium Reporting section

Premiums as Reported on the Annual Statement

Premiums entered in this section should, with few exceptions, match premiums reported for Washington on the corresponding lines of the Exhibit of Premiums and Losses (state page) filed with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).

Excess Bail Bonds are bail bond premiums and fees in excess of those reported on the state page and are not included in Line 24 or 34; please report these premiums using the unnumbered line under Line 34.

Schedule A - Property/Casualty Taxes

Some fields on this schedule are populated from the Premium Reporting section of the tax form.

Editable fields are indicated by a border around the field. Refer to the table below for entry details.

Schedule A instructions for risk retention groups
Line nameState of domicileState of Washington
Reinsurance Assumed Authorized CompanyReport reinsurance assumed from authorized companiesn/a
Reinsurance Assumed Unauthorized CompanyReport reinsurance assumed from unauthorized companiesn/a
Reinsurance Assumed Authorized CompanyReport reinsurance assumed your state of domicile allows to be claimedn/a
Dividends Paid to PolicyholdersReport dividends your state of domicile allows to be claimedn/a
Losses Paid to PolicyholdersReport losses paid your state of domicile allows to be claimedn/a
Other Deductions (specify)Provide description and amount of deduction allowed, if anyn/a
Property/Casualty Tax RateIf editable, enter your state of domicile property/casualty tax ratePre-populated by the Office of the Insurance Commissioner
Property/Casualty TaxesIf editable, enter taxes due to your state of domicileAuto-calculated

Schedule B - Ocean Marine Taxes

Some fields on this schedule are populated from the Premium Reporting section of the tax form.

Editable fields are indicated by a border around the field. Refer to the table below for entry details.

Schedule B instructions for risk retention groups
Line nameState of domicileState of Washington
Reinsurance AssumedReport reinsurance assumed your state of domicile allows to be claimedReport reinsurance assumed
Reinsurance CededReport reinsurance ceded your state of domicile allows to be claimedReport reinsurance ceded
Direct Losses Paid (Deduct Salvage)Report direct losses paid your state of domicile allows to be claimedReport direct losses paid
Losses Paid on ReinsuranceReport losses paid on reinsurance your state of domicile allows to be claimedReport losses paid on reinsurance
Recoveries on Reinsurance CededReport recoveries on reinsurance ceded your state of domicile allows to be claimedReport recoveries on reinsurance ceded
Ocean Marine Tax RateIf editable, enter your state of domicile ocean marine tax ratePre-populated by the Office of the Insurance Commissioner
Ocean Marine TaxesIf editable, enter taxes due to your state of domicileAuto-calculated

Schedule C - Fire Marshal and/or Fire Department Taxes

Some fields on this schedule are populated from the Premium Reporting section of the tax form.

Editable fields are indicated by a border around the field. Refer to the table below for entry details.

Schedule C instructions for risk retention groups
Line nameState of domicileState of Washington
Fire Tax RateIf editable, enter your state of domicile ocean marine tax raten/a
Fire TaxesIf editable, enter taxes due to your state of domicilen/a

Schedule D - Other Taxes and Credits

Schedule D instructions for risk retention groups
Line nameState of domicileState of Washington
Other Taxes Assessed (Specify) (two lines)Provide description and amount of taxes assessed, if any (see note below)n/a
Other Credit Allowed (Specify) (two lines)Provide description and amount of credit allowed, if anyn/a

Note: Examples of taxes to report here may include, but are not limited to, franchise tax or a minimum tax.

Summary

All fields in this section are populated from other areas of the the tax form.

Declaration and final submission

Review the Declaration and, if necessary, update the contact information.

The contact information listed here is the insurance commissioner's only point of contact for premium tax purposes; please make sure the information is accurate.

Enter the name and title of the officer who has examined the form and declares that to the best of this officer’s knowledge and belief, the information is entirely true, accurate, and complete.

Submit your form to the insurance commissioner by clicking "Final Submission."