1954.  Assessment of insurance companies

All property and assets of life insurance companies organized under the laws of this state, shall be assessed to the corporation as to a natural person, in the name of the corporation, in the parish, town, city, village, or district of its residence, as herein provided and not otherwise, except that taxable real property and tangible personal property shall be assessed at the place such property is situated.  The place where its business is located in its charter shall be deemed its residence, provided, its business is actually transacted at such office; but, if it shall establish its home office in any other place than the place named in its charter, then the place where it establishes its home office shall be deemed its residence for all the purposes of this Part.

In computing the taxable property of domestic life insurance companies, the value of the real property and tangible personal property on which the company pays taxes and any holding of national, state, or municipal bonds or stocks not subject to taxation held by the company six months prior to the assessment shall be deducted from its net admitted assets above liabilities as testified and shown by the latest report of the secretary of state; and the remainder shall be the amount of intangible personal property for which the company shall be assessed.  Provided, that nothing contained in this Section shall impose an ad valorem tax on the premiums on life, health and accident insurance policies.

Every insurance company doing business in this state shall, on or before the first day of March, in each year, render to the secretary of state a report, signed and sworn to by its president and secretary of its condition upon the preceding thirty-first day of December, which shall include a detailed statement of its assets and liabilities on that day, the amount and character of business transacted in this state, moneys received and expended during the year and such other information and in such form as he may require.

Amended by Acts 1979, No. 254, 1; H.C.R. No. 88, 1993 R.S., eff. May 30, 1993; H.C.R. No. 1, 1994 R.S., eff. May 11, 1994.