Insurance Premium Tax

Insurance Premium Tax

A user's guide

Insurance Premium Tax is a guide for practitioners and those involved in the insurance industry. It summarises how the IPT is applied in practice, the definition of an insurance contract, looks at exemptions from the tax, the application of the higher rate and issues affecting non UK risks and global policies. It also explores compliance issues such as IPT registration, the submission of returns and payment of the tax, changes in rates and the penalty regime.

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Insurance Premium Tax is a guide for practitioners and those involved in the insurance industry. It summarises how the IPT is applied in practice, the definition of an insurance contract, looks at exemptions from the tax, the application of the higher rate and issues affecting non UK risks and global policies. It also explores compliance issues such as IPT registration, the submission of returns and payment of the tax, changes in rates and the penalty regime.

CONTENTS

  1. Introduction
  2. What is insurance premium tax?
  3. Higher rate IPT
  4. Taxable intermediaries
  5. Location of risk
  6. Exemptions
  7. Registration, de-registration and TOGCs
  8. Accounting For IPT
  9. Penalties

APPENDICES:

HMRC penalties for failure to notify (factsheet cc/fs11)

HMRC penalties for inaccuracies in returns (factsheet cc/fs7a)

“Connected” persons

IPT forms

European insurance premium tax (IPT) comparison table

IPT error flowchart

Insurance Premium Tax is a guide for practitioners and those involved in the insurance industry. It summarises how the IPT is applied in practice, the definition of an insurance contract, looks at exemptions from the tax, the application of the higher rate and issues affecting non UK risks and global policies. It also explores compliance issues such as IPT registration, the submission of returns and payment of the tax, changes in rates and the penalty regime.

CONTENTS

  1. INTRODUCTION

1.1.         Sources of information

  1. WHAT IS INSURANCE PREMIUM TAX

2.1.         Definition

2.2.         Is IPT legal?

2.3.         Insurance contracts and insurers

2.4.         Taxable contracts

2.5.         What is a premium?

2.6.         Coinsurance, insurance pools and fronting

2.7.         Warranties and guarantees

2.8.         Discretionary trusts

2.9.         Cost plus schemes

2.10.       Self insurance

2.11.       Voluntary excesses and deductibles

  1. HIGHER RATE IPT

3.1.         Introduction

3.2.         Motor cars and motor cycles

3.3.         Domestic Appliances

3.4.         Travel insurance

3.5.         Higher rate insurance and free and discounted insurance

  1. TAXABLE INTERMEDIARIES

4.1.         Liability to register and account for IPT

4.2.         Criteria for a person having to register

4.3.         Taxable intermediary provisions

4.4.         Higher rate contracts

4.5.         Registration limits

  1. LOCATION OF RISK

5.1.         Introduction

5.2.         Risk location rules

5.3.         Habitual residence

5.4.         Business establishment

5.5.         Unregistered vehicles

5.6.         Buildings

5.7.         Embassies

5.8.         Travel Insurance

5.9.         Apportioning multi jurisdictional risks

  1. EXEMPTIONS

6.1.         Introduction

6.2.         De minimis

6.3.         Exemptions

6.4.         Non-UK risks

6.5.         Reinsurance

6.6.         Long-term insurance contracts

6.7.         Commercial ships

6.8.         Contracts relating to the Channel Tunnel

6.9.         Lifeboats and Lifeboat equipment

6.10.       Commercial aircraft

6.11.       International railway rolling stock

6.12.       Goods in foreign or international transit

6.13.       Export finance related insurance

6.14.       Motability contracts

6.15.       Spacecraft

  1. REGISTRATION, DE-REGISTRATION AND TOGCS

7.1.         Registration – Introduction

7.2.         Deregistration

7.3.         Transfer of a going concern

  1. ACCOUNTING FOR IPT

8.1.         Introduction

8.2.         IPT Accounting Schemes

8.3.         Bad debt relief

8.4.         Adjusting for errors on IPT returns

8.5.         Changes in IPT rates

8.6.         Anti-forestalling provisions

8.7.         Lloyd’s IPT procedures

8.8.         Record keeping requirements

8.9.         Recovering IPT paid in error

  1. PENALTIES

9.1.         Introduction

9.2.         Penalty for failure to notify

9.3.         Late payment of tax or rendering of returns

9.4.         Failure to notify a cessation of trade

9.5.         Failure to produce records

9.6.         Failure to appoint or nominate a tax representative

9.7.         Breach a controlled goods agreement or Walking Possession Agreement in Northern Ireland

9.8.         Liability of insured

9.9.         Underdeclarations

9.10.       Evasion of IPT

9.11.       Interest

9.12.       HMRC’s stated approach to late rendering and payment penalties

9.13.       Security

9.14.       Reviews and appeals

APPENDIX 1: HMRC PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO NOTIFY (FACTSHEET CC/FS11)

APPENDIX 2: HMRC PENALTIES FOR INACCURACIES IN RETURNS (FACTSHEET CC/FS7A)

APPENDIX 3: “CONNECTED” PERSONS

APPENDIX 4: FORMS

APPENDIX 5: EUROPEAN INSURANCE PREMIUM TAX (IPT) COMPARISON TABLE

APPENDIX 6: IPT ERROR FLOWCHART

Imprint
Spiramus Press
Publisher
Spiramus Press
Language
English
Product Format
Paperback
Dimensions
234 x 156
Publication Date
2 Jan 2019
Number of Pages
136
ISBN
9781910151549
Edition
1
Product Format
PDF
Dimensions
234 x 156
Publication Date
1 Jan 2019
Number of Pages
136
ISBN
9781910151426
Edition
1