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Title X TAXATION AND REVENUE

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  140.280.  Payment of total amount by purchaser — penalty for failure. — 1.  Where such sale is made, the purchaser at such sale shall immediately pay the amount of his bid to the collector, who shall pay the surplus, if any, into the county treasury to be held for the use and benefit of the person entitled thereto.

  2.  In case the purchaser fails to pay his bid, the land shall be again forthwith offered for sale the same as if no sale had been made, and the purchaser so failing shall forfeit and pay for the use of the distributive county school fund of the county a penalty of twenty-five percent of the amount of his bid, to be recovered by action of debt in the name of the collector, before any court having jurisdiction, and the prosecuting attorney shall conduct such suit, and for his services a fee of five dollars shall be taxed against such delinquent purchaser.

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(RSMo 1939 § 11132, A.L. 1945 p. 1847, A.L. 2003 S.B. 295)


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