(a) Every vendor shall obtain from the department a sales tax license to conduct business in the state. Any out-of-state vendor not otherwise subject to this article may voluntarily apply for a license from the department and if licensed, shall collect and remit the state sales tax imposed by W.S. 39-15-104 . The license shall be granted only upon application stating the name and address of the applicant, the character of the business in which the applicant proposes to engage, the location of the proposed business and other information as the department may require. Effective July 1, 1997, a license fee of sixty dollars ($60.00) shall be required from each new vendor, except for any remote vendor who has no requirement to register in this state, or who is using one (1) of the technology models pursuant to the streamlined sales and use tax agreement. Failure of a vendor to timely file any return may result in forfeiture of the license granted under this section. The department shall charge sixty dollars ($60.00) for reinstatement of any forfeited license. The department shall send any vendor who reports no gross sales for three (3) consecutive years a form prescribed by the department to show cause why the vendor's license should not be revoked. The vendor shall complete and file the report with the department within thirty (30) days of receipt of the form. If the department finds just cause for the vendor to retain the license, no further action shall be taken. If the department finds just cause to revoke the license, the vendor shall be notified of the revocation. Any vendor whose license is revoked under this subsection may appeal the decision to the state board of equalization as provided in subsection (g) of this section.
(b) A separate license is required for each place of business.
(c) Each license shall be numbered and shall:
(i) Contain the name and residence of the licensee;
(ii) Indicate the place and character of the business of the licensee;
(iii) Be posted in a conspicuous place at the place of business for which it is issued.
(d) No license is transferable.
(e) Licenses issued under this section are valid without further payment of fees until revoked by the department.
(f) Any person discontinuing business shall notify the department, return his license for cancellation and preserve all business records in the state until the department issues a receipt showing all taxes have been paid.
(g) The department may, after providing two (2) written notices of intent to revoke identifying the reasons therefore, revoke the license of any vendor violating any provision of this article. The notices shall be provided at least one (1) week apart and the final notice shall be provided at least thirty (30) days prior to any revocation. The revocation of the department shall inform the vendor of all steps necessary to conform with the revocation and shall include the consequences of failure to cease business activities and the opportunity to appeal as provided in this subsection. The vendor may appeal a revocation under this subsection to the state board of equalization not more than thirty (30) days following the revocation of the license. Appeals before the state board shall be conducted as contested case proceedings under the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act. If a license is revoked under this subsection, no license shall thereafter be issued to that person until the applicant has:
(i) Filed a new application with the department;
(ii) Filed with the department all past due returns and has remitted in full all taxes, penalties and interest due.
(h) The department may, after providing notice and an opportunity for a hearing, suspend the license of any vendor violating any provision of this article until the time the vendor is in compliance.
(j) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, and pursuant to department rules and regulations, a vendor who purchases wholesale goods for use in manufacturing, processing or compounding as provided by W.S. 39-15-105(a)(iii) , and who does not engage in any retail sale of those goods, shall not be required to obtain a sales tax license.
(k) The department may enter into an agreement with an entity which is not otherwise required to obtain a license under this article and which has one (1) or more independent sales contractors working in this state. Any entity licensed pursuant to this subsection shall be subject to the licensing provisions of this section and shall collect and remit the tax imposed under this article on all taxable sales transactions occurring between entities and the independent sales contractor. Any entity licensed under this subsection shall be subject to all collection and enforcement provisions imposed by this article.
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