(1) The purpose of this section is to aid in the protection of insurers formed under the laws of Idaho and transacting insurance in other states or countries against discriminatory or onerous requirements under the laws of such states or countries or the administration thereof.

Terms Used In Idaho Code 41-340

  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, evidences of debt and general intangibles as defined in the uniform commercial code — secured transactions. See Idaho Code 73-114
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Idaho Code 73-114
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories; and the words "United States" may include the District of Columbia and territories. See Idaho Code 73-114
(2)  When by or pursuant to the laws of any other state or foreign country or province any taxes in the aggregate, are or would be imposed upon Idaho insurers, or upon the agents or representatives of such insurers, which are in excess of such taxes in the aggregate, directly imposed upon similar insurers, or upon the agents or representatives of such insurers, of such other state or country under the statutes of this state, so long as such laws of such other state or country continue in force or are so applied, the same taxes in the aggregate, shall be imposed by the director upon the insurers, or upon the agents or representatives of such insurers, of such other state or country doing business or seeking to do business in Idaho. Any tax imposed by any city, county, or other political subdivision or agency of such other state or country on Idaho insurers or their agents or representatives shall be deemed to be imposed by such state or country within the meaning of this section.
(3)  When pursuant to the laws of a state, foreign country or province any obligation is or would be imposed upon Idaho insurers or their agents or representatives, in excess of obligations imposed upon similar insurers or their agents or representatives of another state or country, so long as the laws of the state or country imposing the obligation continue in force or are applied, the same obligation may be imposed by the director upon insurers or their agents or representatives of such other states or countries doing business or seeking to do business in Idaho. Any obligation imposed by any city, county, or other political subdivision or agency of another state or country on Idaho insurers or their agents or representatives shall be deemed to be imposed by the other state or country within the meaning of this section. For purposes of this section, the term "obligation" shall mean any license, fee, fine, penalty, deposit requirement or other obligation, prohibition or restriction.
(4)  This section shall not apply as to personal income taxes, nor as to ad valorem taxes on real or personal property nor as to special purpose obligations or assessments imposed by another state in connection with particular kinds of insurance; except that deductions, from premium taxes or other taxes otherwise payable, allowed on account of real estate or personal property taxes paid shall be taken into consideration by the director in determining the propriety and extent of retaliatory action under this section.
(5)  For the purposes of this section the domicile of an alien insurer, other than insurers formed under the laws of Canada, or a province thereof, shall be that state designated by the insurer in writing filed with the director at time of admission to this state or within six (6) months after the effective date of this code, whichever date is the later, and may be any one (1) of the following states:
(a)  That in which the insurer was first authorized to transact insurance;
(b)  That in which is located the insurer’s principal place of business in the United States;
(c)  That in which is held the largest deposit of trusteed assets of the insurer for the protection of its policyholders in the United States.
If the insurer makes no such designation its domicile shall be deemed to be that state in which is located its principal place of business in the United States.
(6)  The domicile of an insurer formed under the laws of Canada or a province thereof shall be as provided in section 41-108(1), Idaho Code.