2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 17B - INSURANCE
Section 17B:23-5 - Retaliatory provision.
17B:23-5 Retaliatory provision.
17B:23-5. a. When by or pursuant to the laws of any other state or a province of Canada any taxes, licenses and other fees, in the aggregate, and any fines, penalties, deposit requirements or other obligations, prohibitions or restrictions are or would be imposed upon New Jersey insurers, or upon the agents or representatives of such insurers, which are in excess of such taxes, licenses and other fees, in the aggregate, or which are in excess of the fines, penalties, deposit requirements or other obligations, prohibitions, or restrictions directly imposed upon similar insurers, or upon the agents or representatives of such insurers of such other state or province under the statutes of this State, so long as such laws of such other state or province continue in force or are so applied, the same taxes, licenses and other fees, in the aggregate, or fines, penalties or deposit requirements or other obligations, prohibitions, or restrictions of whatever kind shall be imposed by the commissioner upon the insurers or upon the agents or representatives of such insurers, of such other state or province doing business in New Jersey. Any tax, license or other fee or other obligation imposed by any city, county, or other political subdivision or agency of such other state or province on New Jersey insurers or their agents or representatives shall be deemed to be imposed by such state or province within the meaning of this section and the commissioner may compute the burden of any such taxes on an aggregate basis as an addition to the rate of tax payable by similar New Jersey insurers in such state or province. The addition to the rate of tax payable by similar New Jersey insurers shall be determined by dividing (1) the aggregate of the tax obligations paid to such city, county or other political subdivisions of such state or province by such New Jersey insurers, by (2) the aggregate of the taxable premiums of such insurers under the premium taxing statute of such state or province. The commissioner may issue regulations to carry out the purpose of this section that may include identification of any specific obligation imposed by any other state or province, in order to ensure the ability of this State to calculate and collect all appropriate fees.
b. This section shall not apply to personal income taxes, nor as to ad valorem taxes on real or personal property nor as to special purpose obligations or assessments imposed in connection with particular kinds of insurance; except that deductions, from premium taxes otherwise payable, allowed on account of real estate or personal property taxes shall be taken into consideration by the commissioner in determining the propriety and extent of retaliatory action under this section.
c. For the purposes of this section the domicile of an alien insurer, other than insurers formed under the laws of Canada or a province thereof, shall be that state designated by the insurer in writing filed with the commissioner at time of admission to this State or within 6 months after the effective date of this code, whichever date is the later, and may be any one of the following states:
(1) That in which the insurer was first authorized to transact insurance;
(2) That in which is located the insurer's principal place of business in the United States;
(3) That in which is held the larger deposit of trusteed assets of the insurer for the protection of its policyholders and creditors in the United States;
If the insurer makes no such designation its domicile shall be deemed to be that state in which is located its principal place of business in the United States. In the case of an insurer formed under the laws of Canada or a province thereof, its domicile shall be deemed to be that province in which its head office is situated.
L.1971, c.144; amended 2003, c.117, s.15.