The Vermont Statutes Online
§ 5035. Surplus lines tax
(a) Where Vermont is the home state of the insured, gross premiums charged, less any return premiums, for surplus lines coverages placed with surplus lines insurers are subject to a premium receipts tax of three percent, which shall be collected from the insured by the surplus lines broker at the time of delivery of policy or other confirmation of insurance, in addition to the full amount of the gross premium charged by the insurer for the insurance. The tax on any portion of the premium unearned at termination of insurance shall be returned to the policyholder by the surplus lines broker. Nothing contained in this section will preclude a surplus lines broker from charging a fee to the purchaser of the contract sufficient to recover the amount of this tax.
(b) At the time of filing his or her quarterly report with the Commissioner of Taxes, each surplus lines broker shall remit the premium tax due thereon to the Commissioner of Taxes.
(c) The Commissioner of Taxes shall collect the tax imposed by this section. All administrative provisions of 32 V.S.A. chapter 151, including those relating to the collection and enforcement of the income tax by the Commissioner of Taxes, shall apply to this section. (Added 1979, No. 50, § 2; amended 1981, No. 42, § 4; 2001, No. 97 (Adj. Sess.), § 19; 2011, No. 49, § 9, eff. May 26, 2011; 2019, No. 51, § 37, eff. June 10, 2019; 2019, No. 57, § 12.)