(a) Imposition of Tax.--Every insurance company, as herein defined, transacting business in the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania, shall pay to the department, a tax at the rate of two per cent of
the gross premiums received from business done within this Commonwealth during each
calendar year, except that any insurance company which was not subject to this tax
prior to 1971 shall be taxed at the rate of one per cent for the year 1971 and thereafter
at the rate of two per cent.
(b) Disposition of Taxes.--The taxes paid by foreign fire insurance companies under this article shall continue
to be distributed and used for firemen's relief pension or retirement purposes, as
provided by section two of the act, approved the twenty-eighth day of June, one thousand
eight hundred ninety-five (Pamphlet Laws 408), as amended; and the taxes paid by
foreign casualty insurance companies under this article shall continue to be distributed
and used for police pension, retirement or disability purposes as provided by the
act, approved the twelfth day of May, one thousand nine hundred forty-three (Pamphlet
Laws 259), as amended.
(c) Other Taxes.--All other taxes received under this article shall be credited to the General Fund
for general revenue purposes.
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