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Domestic title companies - 2014 premium tax filing instructions

New for 2014

The 2014 premium tax form for title companies has been redesigned. The most significant changes include:

  • Removal of lines that do not apply to domestic title companies
  • Removal of the state of domicile column

Filing requirements

All title insurance companies licensed in the State of Washington during the calendar year must file an electronic tax form, even if no business was actually transacted within Washington during the period. The filing of any form other than the online one provided by this office will be returned as an incomplete filing. Other computer-generated forms are not accepted.

Due date

The completed online form and payment must be received by the Office of the 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

Title companies are not subject to premium tax, but must report their premiums.

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

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.

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

Title premiums and fees

Premiums as reported on the annual statement

Premiums entered in this section must match premiums reported for Washington on the State Page Exhibit filed with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).

Fee details

If your company is no longer active in Washington state and this is your final return, enter $0 as the:

    • Certificate of Authority Renewal Fee and
    • Annual Statement Filing Fee.

Summary

The fields in this section are populated from other areas of 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 taxes and regulatory surcharge 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."