Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes, a free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes, visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.
(a) This section shall only apply to Choctaw County.
(b) As used in this section, state sales and use tax means the tax imposed by the state sales and use tax statutes, including, but not limited to, Sections 40-23-1, 40-23-2, 40-23-3, 40-23-4, 40-23-60, 40-23-61, 40-23-62, and 40-23-63.
(c) The County Commission of Choctaw County may levy, in addition to all other taxes, a privilege license tax against gross sales in an amount up to two cents ($0.02) which shall be exclusively for the operational fund of the county mandatory solid waste disposal program. The gross proceeds of all sales which are presently exempt under the state sales and use tax statutes are exempt from the tax authorized by this section.
(d) The tax levied by this section shall be collected by the State Department of Revenue, or such other entity as determined by the county commission, at the same time and in the same manner as state sales and use taxes are collected. On or prior to the date the tax is due, each person subject to the tax shall file with the department a report in the form prescribed by the department. The report shall set forth, with respect to all sales and business transactions that are required to be used as a measure of the tax levied, a correct statement of the gross proceeds of all the sales and gross receipts of all business transactions. The report shall also include items of information pertinent to the tax as the department may require. Any person subject to the tax levied by this section may defer reporting credit sales until after their collection, and in the event the person defers reporting them, the person shall thereafter include in each monthly report all credit collections made during the preceding month, and shall pay the tax due at the time of filing the report. All reports filed with the department under this subsection shall be available for inspection by the county commission, or its designee.
(e) Each person engaging or continuing in a business subject to the tax levied by this section, shall add to the sales price or admission fee and collect from the purchaser or the person paying the admission fee the amount due by the taxpayer because of the sale or admission. It shall be unlawful for any person subject to the tax to fail or refuse to add to the sales price or admission fee and to collect from the purchaser or person paying the admission fee the amount required to be added to the sale or admission price. It shall be unlawful for any person subject to the tax levied by this section to refund or offer to refund all or any part of the amount collected or to absorb or advertise directly or indirectly the absorption or refund of any portion of the tax.
(f) The tax levied by this section shall constitute a debt due Choctaw County. The tax, together with any interest and penalties, shall constitute and be secured by a lien upon the property of any person from whom the tax is due or who is required to collect the tax. The department, or other entity, shall collect the tax, enforce this section, and have and exercise all rights and remedies that the state or the department has for collection of the state sales and use tax. The department, or other entity, may employ special counsel as is necessary to enforce collection of the tax levied by this section and to enforce this section. The department, or other entity, shall pay the special counsel any fees it deems necessary and proper from the proceeds of the tax collected by it for Choctaw County.
(g) All provisions of the state sales and use tax statutes with respect to the payment, assessment, and collection of the state sales and use tax, making of reports, keeping and preserving records, penalties for failure to pay the tax, promulgating rules and regulations with respect to the state sales and use tax, and the administration and enforcement of the state sales and use tax statutes which are not inconsistent with this section shall apply to the tax levied under this section. The Commissioner of Revenue and the department, or other entity, shall have and exercise the same powers, duties, and obligations with respect to the tax levied under this section that are imposed on the commissioner and department by the state sales and use tax statutes. All provisions of the state sales and use tax statutes that are made applicable by this section to the tax levied under this section, and to the administration and enforcement of this section, are incorporated by reference and made a part of this section as if fully set forth herein.
(h) The department, or other entity, shall charge Choctaw County for collecting the tax levied under this section in an amount or percentage of total collections as may be agreed upon by the commissioner or other entity and the Choctaw County Commission. The charge shall not exceed five percent of the total amount of the tax collected in the county. The charge may be deducted each month from the gross revenues from the tax before certification of the amount of the proceeds due Choctaw County for that month. The Commissioner of Revenue, or other entity, shall pay into the State Treasury all amounts collected under this section, as the tax is received by the department, or other entity, on or before the first day of each successive month. The commissioner, or other entity, shall certify to the state Comptroller the amount collected and paid into the State Treasury for the benefit of Choctaw County during the month immediately preceding the certification. The state Comptroller shall issue a warrant each month payable to the County Treasurer of Choctaw County in an amount equal to the certified amount which shall be paid into the operational fund of the county mandatory solid waste disposal program.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Alabama Code Title 45. Local Laws § 45-12-241.01 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/al/title-45-local-laws/al-code-sect-45-12-241-01.html
FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.
Was this helpful?