☰ Revisor of Missouri

Title X TAXATION AND REVENUE

Chapter 144

Effective - 28 Aug 2004 bottom

  144.157.  Violations in collecting, penalty. — 1.  Any person required to collect, truthfully account for and pay over any tax imposed by sections 67.1170 to 67.1180, sections 94.800 to 94.825, and sections 144.010 to 144.525 and 144.600 to 144.745 who willfully fails to collect such tax or truthfully account for and pay over such tax or willfully attempts in any manner to evade or defeat the tax or the payment thereof, or who shall willfully and knowingly overcharge or overcollect such tax with intent to make claim to any such overcharged or overcollected amounts under section 144.190, shall, in addition to other penalties provided by law, be liable to a penalty equal to the total amount of the tax evaded, or not collected, or not accounted for and paid over, or overcharged or overcollected.

  2.  For purposes of this section, the term "person" includes an individual or an officer or employee of any corporation, including an administratively dissolved corporation or a foreign corporation that has had its certificate of authority revoked, or a member or employee of any partnership, who, as such officer, employee or member, is under a duty to perform the act in respect of which the violation occurs.

  3.  Any officers, directors, or statutory trustees of any corporation, including administratively dissolved corporations or foreign corporations that have had their certificate of authority revoked, subject to the provisions of sections 144.010 to 144.745, who has the direct control, supervision or responsibility for filing returns and making payment of the amount of tax imposed in accordance with sections 144.010 to 144.745, and who fails to file such return or make payment of all taxes due with the director of revenue shall be personally assessed for such amounts, including interest, additions to tax and penalties thereon.  This assessment shall be imposed only in the event that the assessment on the corporation is final, and such corporation fails to pay such amounts to the director of revenue.  Notice shall be given of the director of revenue's intent to make the assessment against such officers, directors, statutory trustees or employees.  The personal liability of such officers, directors, statutory trustees or employees as provided in this section shall survive the administrative dissolution of the corporation or, if a foreign corporation, the revocation of the corporation's certificate of authority.

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(L. 1983 1st Ex. Sess. H.B. 10, A.L. 1990 H.B. 960, A.L. 1991 H.B. 219, A.L. 1994 S.B. 477, et al., A.L. 2000 H.B. 1659 merged with S.B. 724, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1394)


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