Frequently Asked Questions

What do I get if I subscribe?
As a subscriber you will be provided with the following:

  1. Current tax tables and fee schedules for all 50 states, Guam & Puerto Rico
  2. A link to each State's forms and supplemental documents.
  3. Detailed filing procedures and payment deadlines.An easy to use on screen tax calculator.
  4. Links to all state insurance department agencies.
Can I actually do filings on the website?
No.  The site provides you with all the information you need to submit your own tax filings.  However, we do have a link on the site - available to paid users - to a company that will do filings on your behalf.  Once you login, you'll see the link on each of the state filling information pages.  This link will allow you to submit a form requesting a quote for the filing service.

What is the cost for an ITS subscription?
The cost is EXTREMELY reasonable - especially considering how much time you will save by having all the information on one easy to access website. CLICK HERE for pricing information.

How current is the information?
Our insurance experts are continually updating the tax filing information. Some states change their filing procedures more often than others so the exact frequency for which updates are made depends on the state. We pride ourselves on having the most up-to-date tax filing information available anywhere.  While we make every effort to keep our data up to date, we find that many states change their information with little or no notice, and occasionally they update between our scheduled review periods.  In these cases we will update the data as soon as we're aware of the change.

What is the base premium?
The total premium shown on the policy before fees.

What is the base + fee?
The total premium shown on the policy plus all fees shown on the policy.

What is an affidavit?
An affidavit is a form that is generally state specific and requiring a notarized signature from the insured.

What is a courtesy filing and who can do it?
A courtesy filing is when an agent licensed in a state other than your own who submits the taxes due for a surplus lines policy on your behalf . Any agent with a resident surplus lines license can file taxes for another agent if the state allows courtesy filing.