DOMESTIC OR FOREIGN/ALIEN INSURERS: As a first step, please scroll down toward the bottom of this page, open the Annual Taxes and Fees Datasheet, and print the one page that relates to the entity for which you are paying taxes and/or fees. The Datasheet contains information essential to filing correctly. Please do not skip this step.
9/12/2017 - Insurers must use the NAIC OPTins system (or an OPTins authorized business partner) to report and pay taxes and fees starting January 1, 2018. Arizona enacted Laws 2017, Chapter 153 (HB 2069), which added ARS §§ 20-224(K), 36-2905(F) and 36-2944(F) allowing the director to require insurers and AHCCCS contractors to report and pay insurance premium taxes electronically through the acceptable third-party services the director designates on the Department of Insurance web site. The director has designated the NAIC OPTins system as the acceptable third-party service for all insurers and AHCCCS contractors except that state agencies that act as AHCCCS contractors must use the Arizona Financial Information System (AFIS) to report and pay taxes. Beginning January 1, 2018, an insurer or AHCCCS contractor must either use OPTins or an authorized business partner of OPTins (or AFIS for a state agency) to file and pay taxes. ARS § 20-225(C) prevents the insurer or AHCCCS contractor from having to pay a penalty for a late filing resulting from delays caused by the third-party service.
1/10/2017 - 2016 Tax Forms and Instructions are published and ready for use. The tax rate applicable to insurers for most health insurance premiums remains at 2%. The tax rate applicable to insurers for most property, casualty and life insurance premiums has decreased from 2.00% to 1.95%. See Regulatory Bulletin 2016-02 for details.
10/16/2015 - Beginning with Tax Year 2015, insurers domiciled in Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, and Rhode Island shall not be subject to retaliation in Arizona (and Arizona-domiciled insurers shall not be subject to retaliation in those states). Arizona Revised Statutes § 20-230 was revised (Laws 2015, Ch. 184, Sec. 1) to exempt from retaliation insurers "...that are domiciled in another state or foreign country that does not impose retaliatory taxes, or whose laws, on a reciprocal basis, exempt from retaliatory taxes similar insurers domiciled in this state doing business, or that might seek to do business in the other state or foreign country."
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- To report errors with forms or instructions, or to suggest ways to improve them, please send e-mail to Chief Operating Officer Scott Greenberg ([email protected]).