Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:221

  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Life Insurance Company: means an insurance company engaged in the business of issuing life insurance and annuity contracts (including contracts of combined life, health, and accident insurance), the reserve funds of which held for the fulfillment of such contracts comprise more than fifty per centum (50%) of its total reserve funds. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:221

A.  Definition.  When used in this Chapter, the term “Life Insurance Company” means an insurance company engaged in the business of issuing life insurance and annuity contracts (including contracts of combined life, health, and accident insurance), the reserve funds of which held for the fulfillment of such contracts comprise more than fifty per centum (50%) of its total reserve funds.  

B.  Computation of tax.  The tax shall be computed upon the net income of a life insurance company from sources within the State of Louisiana, which shall be the same proportion of its net income for the taxable year from sources within and without the State of Louisiana, which the reserve funds, required by law and held by it at the end of the taxable year upon business transacted within the State of Louisiana, is of the reserve funds held by it at the end of the taxable year upon all business transacted.

Amended by Acts 1968, No. 106, §6.