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(1) Notwithstanding any other provisions of the laws of this state, the rate of the annual license or privilege tax on the gross amount of premium receipts received from and on annuity policies and contracts written in or covering risks located in this state shall be one percent (1%) upon all insurance companies and associations from July 1, 1994, through June 30, 1995, and thereafter there shall be no annual license or privilege tax on the gross amount of premium receipts received from and on annuity policies and contracts written in or covering risks located in this state upon all insurance companies and associations. Provided, however, an annual license or privilege tax on the gross amount of premium receipts received from and on policies and contracts issued to fund a retirement, thrift or deferred compensation plan qualified under Section 401, Section 403, an individual retirement annuity qualified under Section 408 or Section 457 of the Federal Tax Code for federal tax exemption shall not be imposed on any foreign or domestic company, unless such foreign company has its principal place of business in a state which imposes a license or privilege tax on such policies issued by companies having their principal place of business in Mississippi, in which case said foreign company shall be taxed at the same rate its state of principal business imposes a license or privilege tax on Mississippi companies with respect to such policies. Provided further, in the event an insurance company has heretofore included in its premium charge the tax required hereby, said premium charges on all such annuity policies and contracts shall be reduced by the amount of said tax within one hundred twenty (120) days from March 30, 1974. This latter provision shall apply to all such annuity policies and contracts qualified under Section 401, Section 403, Section 408 or Section 457 of the Federal Tax Code for federal tax exemption presently in force as well as to those hereafter issued.
(2) In the event that the Mississippi Supreme Court or another court finally adjudicates that any tax levied prior to July 1, 1985, under the provisions of this section was collected unconstitutionally and that a liability for a credit or refund for such collection has accrued, then the rate of tax set forth above shall be increased to four percent (4%) for a period of six (6) years beginning July 1 following such adjudication.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Mississippi Code Title 27. Taxation and Finance § 27-15-119. Annuity premium taxes - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ms/title-27-taxation-and-finance/ms-code-sect-27-15-119/
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