☰ Revisor of Missouri

Title X TAXATION AND REVENUE

Chapter 139

Effective - 28 Aug 2002 bottom

  139.235.  Passing bad checks in payment of taxes, penalty — cashier's checks, certified checks, or money orders required, when. — Any person required to pay any tax who issues or passes a check, or other similar sight order, which is returned to the department of revenue, county collector, or treasurer ex officio collector because the account upon which the check or order was drawn was closed or did not have sufficient funds at the time of presentation for payment by the department of revenue, county collector, or treasurer ex officio collector to meet the face amount of the check or order, may, unless there be good cause shown, be assessed by the department of revenue, in addition to any other penalty or interest that may be owed, a penalty of ten dollars or five percent of the total amount of the returned check or order, whichever amount is greater, but in no event shall such penalty imposed exceed one hundred dollars.  Such person may also be assessed by the county collector or treasurer ex officio collector, in addition to any other penalty or interest that may be owed, a penalty not to exceed twenty-five dollars.  The department of revenue, county collector, or treasurer ex officio collector may refuse to accept any check or other similar sight order in payment of any tax currently owed plus penalty or interest from a person who previously attempted to pay such amount with a check or order that was returned to the department of revenue, county collector, or treasurer ex officio collector unless the remittance is in the form of a cashier's check, certified check, or money order.

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(L. 1983 1st Ex. Sess. H.B. 10 § 1, A.L. 2002 S.B. 895)


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