Duties Act 1997 No 123
Current version for 1 December 2014 to date (accessed 20 December 2014 at 04:31)
Chapter 8Part 1Section 231

231   What is a “premium” in relation to general insurance?

(1)  Premium, in relation to general insurance, means the total consideration given to an insurer by or on behalf of the insured person to effect insurance without deductions for any amounts paid or payable, or allowed or allowable, by way of commission or discount to an insurance intermediary.
(2)  Premium includes a fire service levy and emergency service levy paid or payable in connection with insurance by an insurer or any other person.
(3)  Premium does not include:
(a)  an amount paid to an insurance intermediary by the insured person as a fee, provided that the amount can be clearly identified as a fee, or
(b)  an amount of duty under this or a corresponding Act.
(4)  It is immaterial where the amount is paid or where the insurance is effected.
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