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Title X TAXATION AND REVENUE

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  140.050.  Clerk to make back tax book — delivery to collector, collection — correction of omissions. — 1.  Except as provided in section 52.361, the county clerk shall file the delinquent lists in the county clerk's office and within ten days thereafter make, under the seal of the commission, the lists into a back tax book as provided in section 140.060.

  2.  Except as provided in section 52.361, when completed, the clerk shall deliver the book or an electronic copy thereof to the collector taking duplicate receipts therefor, one of which the clerk shall file in the clerk's office and the other the clerk shall file with the director of revenue.  The clerk shall charge the collector with the aggregate amount of taxes, interest, and clerk's fees contained in the back tax book.

  3.  The collector shall collect such back taxes and may levy upon, seize and distrain tangible personal property and may sell such property for taxes.

  4.  In the city of St. Louis, the city comptroller or other proper officer shall return the back tax book together with the uncollected tax bills within thirty days to the city collector.

  5.  If any county commission or clerk in counties not having a county auditor fails to comply with section 140.040 and this section, to the extent that the collection of taxes cannot be enforced by law, the county commission or clerk, or their successors in office, shall correct such omissions at once and return the back tax book to the collector who shall collect such taxes.

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(RSMo 1939 § 11115, A.L. 1945 p. 1847 § 11120, A.L. 1945 p. 1910, A. 1949 S.B. 1024, A.L. 2010 H.B. 1316, A.L. 2013 H.B. 175 merged with S.B. 248)

Prior revisions: 1929 §§ 9943, 9948; 1919 §§ 12935, 12940; 1909 §§ 11489, 11494

CROSS REFERENCE:

Collector to prepare back tax book in certain counties, 52.361


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