2014 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 85A. Administrative Workers' Compensation System
§85A-122. Costs of administering this act.
A. The Workers' Compensation Fund established by Section 28 of this act shall be used for the costs of administering this act and for other purposes pursuant to legislative appropriation.
B. For the purpose of providing funds for the Workers' Compensation Fund, each mutual or interinsurance association, stock company, CompSource Oklahoma or other insurance carrier writing workers' compensation insurance in this state shall pay to the Oklahoma Tax Commission an assessment at a rate of one percent (1%) of all gross direct premiums written during each quarter of the calendar year for workers' compensation insurance on risks located in this state after deducting from such gross direct premiums, return premiums, unabsorbed portions of any deposit premiums, policy dividends, safety refunds, savings and other similar returns paid or credited to policyholders. Such payments to the Tax Commission shall be made not later than the fifteenth day of the month following the close of each quarter of the calendar year in which such gross direct premium is collected or collectible. Contributions made by insurance carriers and CompSource Oklahoma, under the provisions of this section, shall be considered for the purpose of computing workers' compensation rates.
C. When an employer is authorized to become a self-insurer, the Commission shall so notify the Tax Commission, giving the effective date of such authorization. The Tax Commission shall then assess and collect from the employers carrying their own risk an assessment at the rate of two percent (2%) of the total compensation for permanent total disability awards, permanent partial disability awards and death benefits paid out during each quarter of the calendar year by the employers. Such assessment shall be payable by the employers and collected by the Tax Commission according to the provisions of this section regarding payment and collection of the assessment created in subsection C of this section.
D. It shall be the duty of the Tax Commission to collect the payments provided for in this act. The Tax Commission is hereby authorized to bring an action for the recovery of any delinquent or unpaid payments required in this section. The Tax Commission may also enforce payments by proceeding in accordance with the provisions of Section 98 of this act.
E. The Tax Commission shall pay monthly to the State Treasurer to the credit of the General Revenue Fund all monies collected under the provisions of this section.
F. The refund provisions of Sections 227 through 229 of Title 68 of the Oklahoma Statutes shall be applicable to any payments made pursuant to this section.
Added by Laws 2013, c. 208, § 165, eff. Feb. 1, 2014.
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