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Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) is a tax on general insurance premiums.
There are 2 rates:
- a standard rate
- a higher rate - for travel insurance, mechanical or electrical appliances insurance and some vehicle insurance
There are a number of exemptions from IPT, including:
- most long-term insurance
- insurance for commercial ships and aircraft
- insurance for commercial goods in international transit
- premiums for risks located outside the UK - these may be liable to similar taxes imposed by other countries
Details of all exemptions are given in Notice IPT1 Insurance Premium Tax.
|Rates||From 1 June 2017||From 1 October 2016 to 31 May 2017||From 1 November 2015 to 30 September 2016||From 4 January 2011 to 31 October 2015||Up to 3 January 2011|
Read IPT guide for insurers.