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  142.905.  Revocation of license — review — penalties. — 1.  The director may revoke the license of a person who refuses or neglects to comply with any provision of this chapter or any regulation promulgated pursuant to this chapter.  Any person whose license is revoked may seek review of the director's decision by the administrative hearing commission.

  2.  No person shall engage in any business activity in this state as to which a license is required by this chapter unless the person shall have first obtained the license.  Any person who negligently violates this section is subject to a civil penalty in the amount of one thousand dollars.  Any person who knowingly violates or knowingly aids and abets another to violate this section with the intent to evade the tax levied by this chapter shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

  3.  The director may impose a civil penalty against any person who fails to file a return or retain records required by this chapter in the amount of one hundred dollars for the first offense and increasing by that amount for each additional occurrence.

  4.  If a monthly report is filed or the amount due is remitted later than the time required by this chapter, the tax remitter shall pay to the director all of the motor fuel tax without the reduction allowed by subdivision (2) of section 142.836 or subsection 5 of section 142.842 in addition to penalties and interest.

  5.  A supplier, permissive supplier, or distributor who knowingly fails to precollect or timely remit tax otherwise required to be paid over to the director pursuant to this chapter, or pursuant to a tax precollection agreement pursuant to this chapter shall be liable for the uncollected tax plus a penalty of five percent per month for each month or part of a month for which the amount remains unpaid up to a maximum of twenty-five percent and interest as provided in section 32.065.

  6.  A person who fails to pay the tax collected on motor fuel at the time required in this chapter or who fraudulently withholds or appropriates or otherwise uses the money or any portion thereof belonging to the state shall be guilty of the crime of stealing and subject to punishment pursuant to section 570.030.

  7.  If any person liable for the tax pursuant to this chapter files a false or fraudulent return with the intent to evade the tax, then fifty percent of the total amount of any deficiency, in addition to the deficiency, including interest as provided in section 32.065, shall be added, collected and paid.

  8.  All civil penalties imposed pursuant to this chapter, with any interest, shall be deposited to the credit of the motor fuel tax fund created in section 142.345.

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(L. 1998 S.B. 619, A.L. 1999 S.B. 414)


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