Surplus Lines Premium Tax Due February 17, 2020 - Click here for Instructions


Arizona Department of Insurance
100 North 15th Avenue, Suite 261

Phoenix, AZ  85007-2630

Starting July 1, 2020, we became the
Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions (DIFI).

Surplus lines premium tax for transactions effective July 1 through December 31 is due Monday, February 17.  All surplus lines broker tax reports and payments must be filed electronically using the OPTins system hosted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) .

  • Before using the NAIC OPTins system for the first time, you must complete a registration process.  Do not wait until your tax filing and payment are due; complete the registration process immediately.
  • Use the Surplus Line of Arizona system ( to report transactions and produce the Microsoft Excel version of the tax report.
  • Save the Excel spreadsheet version of the tax report to your computer.
  • Go to the OPTins system (, upload the Excel spreadsheet and pay the tax.