Section 11-51-121

Insurance companies - Insurance companies other than fire and marine insurance companies.

(a) No license or privilege tax or other charge for the privilege of doing business shall be imposed by any municipal corporation upon any insurance company, other than fire and marine insurance companies, doing business therein or its agents which shall exceed for the company and its agents the following amounts:

(1) Each insurance company in cities and towns having a population of 5,000 or less, $10.00 and $1.00 on each $100.00 and major fraction thereof of the gross premiums, less return premiums, received during the preceding year on policies issued during said year to citizens of said cities and towns.
(2) Each such insurance company in cities and towns having a population of over 5,000 and not over 10,000, $15.00 and $1.00 on each $100.00 and major fraction thereof on gross premiums, less return premiums, received during the preceding year on policies issued during said year to citizens of said towns and cities.
(3) Each such insurance company, in cities and towns having a population of over 10,000 and not exceeding 50,000, $20.00 and $1.00 on each $100.00 and major fraction thereof of gross premiums, less return premiums, received during the preceding year on policies issued during said year to citizens of said cities and towns.
(4) Each such insurance company, in cities and towns having a population of more than 50,000, $50.00 and $1.00 on each $100.00 and major fraction thereof of gross premiums, less return premiums, received during the preceding year on policies issued during said year to citizens of said cities and towns.
The amount specifically named in the schedule contained in this section shall be payable at the time and in the manner that other privilege or license taxes are required to be paid by the laws, ordinances, or charters of the several cities and towns, and the amount of said tax based on gross premiums shall be paid as provided in this article.

(b) Upon the payment or tender of the amount specifically named in the schedule in subsection (a) of this section to any city or town, any insurance company, other than fire and marine insurance companies, authorized to do business in this state, shall be permitted to do business in said city or town through its agents, resident or soliciting, duly appointed in writing, which agents shall not be subject to or required to pay any privilege or occupation tax to said city or town for representing said company or soliciting business for it. On January 1, or within 60 days thereafter, of each year, each insurance company, other than fire and marine insurance companies, which did any business in, or wrote any insurance for any citizen or resident of, any city or town in this state during any part of the next preceding year shall, if a license or privilege tax is imposed by said city or town on any insurance company, other than fire and marine insurance companies, furnish the mayor or other executive head of said city or town a statement in writing, verified by the affidavit of the president, vice-president, or secretary of the company, which statement shall set out and show the full and true amount of gross premiums, less return premiums, received during the preceding year, on all policies of such insurance issued in such city or town during the said preceding year, and shall accompany said statement with the amount of license due from said company. Failure to furnish said statement or to pay such amount to any city or town, as herein required, shall, if so provided by the ordinances of the city or town, cause a forfeiture of the right of the company so failing or its agents, to continue to do business in said city or town until said statement shall have been furnished and said sum shall have been paid, and shall subject the company and its agents to such penalties as the ordinances of said city or town may prescribe, not exceeding the penalties imposed upon other corporations or persons for failure to pay license or privilege taxes.

(Code 1923, §2155; Acts 1935, No. 194, p. 256; Code 1940, T. 37, §736.)