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§440.  Penalty for failure to file statement or remit tax

In case of any failure of a surplus lines broker to make a report or to make payment of the tax provided by R.S. 22:439, ten percent shall be added to the amount of tax due, and paid to the commissioner of insurance along with the tax due, unless evidence to his satisfaction is submitted to him to show that such failure was due to some unforeseen or unavoidable reason other than mere neglect.  If the delinquency be for more than thirty days after the due date of the report or after the due date for the payment of taxes as provided by R.S. 22:439, neglect will be presumed and the ten percent shall be added without any discretion on the part of the commissioner of insurance.  After the lapse of thirty days, until the report is filed and the delinquent tax paid, the commissioner of insurance may revoke the license of the delinquent surplus lines broker to do business in this state.  Any fine collected by the commissioner of insurance hereunder shall be paid to the state treasurer and credited to the general fund.

Acts 1958, No. 125.  Amended by Acts 1966, No. 176, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 22:1266 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2009, No. 503, §1.

NOTE:  Former R.S. 22:440 redesignated as R.S. 22:169 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.



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