What is the current rate of IPT in the UK?

Insurance Premium Tax rates

Rates From 1 June 2017 From 1 November 2015 to 30 September 2016
Standard rate 12% 9.5%
Higher rate 20% 20%

What does IPT cover?

Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) is a tax on general insurance premiums, including car insurance, home insurance, and pet insurance. There are two rates of IPT: a standard rate of 12% and a higher rate of 20%, which applies to travel insurance, electrical appliance insurance and some vehicle insurance.

Who is exempt from IPT?

Contracts which cover a risk outside the UK are exempt. For IPT purposes the UK : consists of Great Britain, Northern Ireland and waters within 12 nautical miles of their coastline. excludes the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.


Insurance Premium Tax ( IPT ) is usually included in the price you pay for insurance. You do not pay VAT on insurance. The rate of IPT depends on the type of insurance and who supplies it.

Does IPT apply in Channel Islands?

IPT does not apply in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man.

Is IPT charged on commission?

IPT is due on the gross premium, which includes the entire amount of commission. The broker pays over to the insured all of the commission due to the broker, and charges the insured a smaller fee under a separate contract the existence of both contract and fee being disclosed in writing to the insured.

Can I claim back insurance premium tax?

Unlike VAT, insurance premium tax can not be recovered and like any tax is subject to change.

Can I claim IPT back?

The IPT rate is lower that the rate of VAT and the standard is set at 12%. Unlike VAT, insurance premium tax can not be recovered and like any tax is subject to change.

Are insurance premiums tax deductible UK?

The confusion of whether or not private health insurance premiums are deducted from income in the United Kingdom is a common topic. Yes, medical insurance premiums are deductible from your taxable income.

What IPT means?

Definition. IPT. Integrated Product Team. IPT. Internet Protocol Telephony (IP Telephony)

What is Insurance Premium Tax (IPT)?

This is a tax on insurers and covers general insurance premiums. Find out about rates, exemptions, registering, record keeping and payments. Insurance Premium Tax ( IPT) is a tax on general insurance premiums. There are 2 rates: certain insurance when sold with mechanical/electrical appliances There are a number of exemptions from IPT, including:

What is the IPT UK website?

Welcome to IPT UK This website acts as a useful hub for those interested in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). Here you can learn more about IPT, make valuable new contacts, find relevant courses and events around the UK, and where members can download essential documents for training and accreditation.

Are insurance intermediaries included in the calculation of IPT?

However there are situations where such charges are not included in the calculation of IPT declared by insurers. In such situations the intermediaries becomes registrable for IPT as taxable intermediaries.

What is the rate of IPT on the new online form?

The section on How to register has been updated to take account of the new online form. In the overview section, the standard rate of IPT has been changed from 9.5% to 10%. Link to form IPT51 added under How to register section.