Rules regarding Surplus Lines are outlined in Montana Code Annotated. Montana imposes a 2.75% premium tax that is calculated on the total premium. A 2.5% fire tax pertains to the portion of the policy on which fire coverage premium is being charged.
You can review your entries for the past year and enter your submissions, endorsements and cancellations. On-line submissions save you money. The stamping fee is .25% for hard copy submissions. Using the on-line system, you do not have to submit paper copies of your forms to our office. Note: you are still responsible to keep copies for your internal recordkeeping. Surplus line taxes and fees are due annually on April 1. Please do not send tax and fee payments with your submission form. See our End of Year Filing Procedures for more information.
To submit suggested changes to the Surplus Line Approved Risk List or if you have any questions about Montana Surplus Lines, please call Pam Daugherty at (406) 444-9751 or email Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org
Refund of Surplus Lines Taxes and Fees
All refunds issued by the Office of the Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, Montana State Auditor must have a completed form W-9 with a year-end surplus lines tax statement that supports the refund. The W-9 form must be completed annually by either an agency (which may be used for more than one agent) or for each individual agent.
Please contact Tim Morris at 406-444-4489 if you have any questions on the completion of the W-9 form or on your surplus lines tax statement.