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§33-3-14a. Additional premium tax.

For the purpose of providing additional revenue for the state General Revenue Fund, there is hereby levied and imposed, in addition to the taxes imposed by section fourteen of this article, an additional premium tax equal to one percent of taxable premiums. Except as otherwise provided in this section, all provisions of this article relating to the levy, imposition and collection of the regular premium tax shall be applicable to the levy, imposition and collection of the additional tax. All moneys received from the additional tax imposed by this section, less deductions allowed by this article for refunds and for costs of administration, shall be received by the commissioner and shall be paid by him or her into the state Treasury for the benefit of the state fund: Provided, That each year, the first $833,000 of the portion of taxes received by the commissioner from insurance policies for medical liability insurance as defined in section three, article twenty-f of this chapter and from any insurer on its medical malpractice line, shall be temporarily dedicated to replenishing moneys appropriated from the tobacco settlement account pursuant to subsection (c), section two, article eleven-a of chapter four of this code. Upon determination by the commissioner that these moneys have been fully replenished to the tobacco settlement account, the commissioner shall resume depositing taxes received from medical malpractice premiums as provided herein.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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