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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Should the premium taxes apply to fees, such as broker fees, inspection fees, and policy fees?
Q: How should tax calculation of the gross premium and fees be shown on the actual document in the filing?
Q: If the state taxes and stamping fees are based on the gross premium plus fees, how should it be shown on the adding machine tape or cover note?
Q: What kind of business is filed?
Q: What documents should be filed with the SLA?
Q: How should filings be submitted?
Q: What is a surplus line broker?
Q: How does one obtain a list of California licensed surplus line brokers?
Q: Does the CDI examine surplus line brokers?
Q: What is the D-1 Statement?
Q: What is the D-2 statement?
Q: Who is responsible for maintaining a copy of the D-1 statement?
Q: What types of coverage may be considered surplus line?
Q: What is the Export List?
Q: What controls exist on rates?
Q: Where should LASLI Insurers submit filings?
Q: How many copies of required filings should be submitted?
Q: What is the difference between an Annual Renewal Filing and an Annual Statement Filing?
Q: What is a surplus line (nonadmitted) insurer?
Q: Which surplus line insurers are qualified to accept placements from California surplus line brokers?
Q: What is the LASLI?
Q: How do I create a SLIP user account?
Q: How do I create a new business policy?
Q: How do I pay invoices online through SLIP?
Q: What is the current stamping fee rate and when did it go into effect?
Q: When should a surplus line broker pay stamping fees due?
Q: How do I pay stamping fees online?
Q: What is the current stamping fee rate and when did it go into effect?
Q: Where can I find the current Tax Forms & Instructions?
Q: What transaction date does a surplus line broker use to pay surplus line tax?
Q: What is a tag?
Q: How is a tagged item cleared?
Q: Why may there be a delay in processing a paper tag response?