☰ Revisor of Missouri


Chapter 147

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  147.120.  Director of revenue to report delinquency to attorney general and secretary of state — penalties — interest — procedure — discovery of fraud — penalty for false statement — administrative dissolution — rules and regulations, procedure. — 1.  If any corporation fails or refuses to pay the taxes (including interest and penalties) assessed against it after such assessment becomes final, the director of revenue shall certify a list of the corporations so delinquent to the attorney general who shall proceed forthwith to collect the taxes.  Suits for the collection of the taxes may be brought in the name of the state in any court of competent jurisdiction and any judgment rendered in such court in favor of the state shall be a first lien on all properties and assets of the corporation within this state.

  2.  The director of revenue shall notify the secretary of state of any corporation that fails or refuses to pay the taxes, including interest and penalties, assessed against it after such assessment becomes final and the secretary of state shall then administratively dissolve any domestic corporation that is delinquent pursuant to section 351.486 and shall revoke the certificate of authority of any foreign corporation that is delinquent pursuant to section 351.602.

  3.  Any tax provided for pursuant to sections 147.010 to 147.120 not paid on or before the last day prescribed for payment pursuant to sections 147.010 to 147.120 (determined with regard to any extension of time for payment) shall be collected with a penalty of five percent per month or fractional part thereof until paid, not exceeding twenty-five percent in the aggregate.  Interest at the rate determined by section 32.065 shall be added to any tax not paid on or before the date due pursuant to sections 147.010 to 147.120 (determined without regard to any extension of time for payment).  Nothing in sections 147.010 to 147.120 shall be construed so as to permit any officer of this state to remit or abate such interest.

  4.  If any corporation fails to pay any tax due within the time prescribed pursuant to sections 147.010 to 147.120 or if any corporation makes errors and omissions in reports or payments, and the director of revenue determines that such action is the result of mistake or is due to circumstances beyond reasonable control and that such delinquency or inaccuracy was unavoidable or devoid of any intent to evade the tax, the director of revenue may, at the director's discretion, waive any penalty that would otherwise be imposed.

  5.  The director of revenue shall set the interest rate as determined in section 32.065.  Such interest rate shall be paid on all overpayments for the ensuing calendar year.  The interest shall accrue from the due date or the date of overpayment, whichever is later.  No interest shall be allowed or paid if overpayment is refunded within four months after the franchise tax report is filed.

  6.  Any notice of assessment of franchise tax due shall be mailed to the corporation within three years after the report was filed.  The provisions of this subsection shall apply to all reports filed after December 31, 1981.

  7.  If no report is filed or if a false and fraudulent report is filed, a notice of assessment of franchise tax due may be mailed to the corporation at any time.

  8.  If fraud or evasion on the part of a corporation or anyone on behalf of a corporation is discovered, the director of revenue shall determine the amount of which the state has been defrauded, shall add to the amount so determined a penalty equal to fifty percent thereof, and shall assess the same against the corporation.  The amount so assessed shall be immediately due and payable; except that, the director of revenue shall promptly thereafter give to such corporation written notice of such assessment and penalty, which notice shall be served by registered mail.  Such corporation shall have the right to petition for hearing of such assessment, as is provided in sections 147.010 to 147.120.

  9.  Any person who willfully makes a false corporation franchise tax report, or who willfully makes a false statement in any report under oath or otherwise filed with or transmitted to the director of revenue relating to the amount of any franchise tax due pursuant to sections 147.010 to 147.120 shall, in addition to other penalties provided by law and upon conviction thereof, be fined not more than ten thousand dollars, or be imprisoned in the county jail for not more than one year or by not less than two nor more than five years in the state penitentiary or by both fine and imprisonment together with the cost of prosecution.

  10.  The director of revenue shall administer and enforce the tax imposed by sections 147.010 to 147.120, and the director is authorized to make such rules and regulations and to require such facts and information to be reported as the director may deem necessary to enforce the provisions of sections 147.010 to 147.120.

  11.  No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of sections 147.010 to 147.120 shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.

  12.  Except as otherwise specifically provided in sections* 147.010 to 147.120 the franchise tax shall be administered as prescribed in the following provisions of chapter 143:  subsections 1 and 4 of section 143.551, sections 143.561, 143.571, 143.621, 143.631, 143.641, 143.651, 143.661, 143.681, 143.691, 143.721 and 143.731, subsection 1 of section 143.741, subsections 1, 2 and 5 of section 143.751, sections 143.771 and 143.791, subsections 1, 2 and 4 of section 143.811, sections 143.831, 143.841 and 143.851, subsections 2 and 3 of section 143.861, and sections 143.901, 143.902, 143.971 and 143.986.


(RSMo 1939 § 5120, A.L. 1943 p. 410 § 142, A.L. 1945 p. 711, A.L. 1969 p. 257, A.L. 1979 H.B. 773, A.L. 1982 H.B. 1351, et al., A.L. 1983 1st Ex. Sess. H.B. 10, A.L. 1987 H.B. 349, A.L. 1992 S.B. 716, A.L. 1995 S.B. 3, A.L. 1999 H.B. 516)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 4648; 1919 § 9843

Effective 1-1-00

*Word "section" appears in original rolls.

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