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Title VI COUNTY, TOWNSHIP AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISION GOVERNMENT

Chapter 67

Effective - 28 Aug 1988 bottom

  67.624.  Collection of tax, duties — unlawful advertisement — sale of business, duties — civil action allowed, when. — 1.  Every person receiving any payment or consideration upon the use of any sleeping room from the transient guest or guests of any hotel or motel, subject to the tax imposed by the provisions of sections 67.601 to 67.626, is exercising the taxable privilege of operating or managing a business subject to the provisions of sections 67.601 to 67.626 and is subject to the tax authorized by section 67.619.  Such person shall be responsible not only for the collection of the amount of the tax imposed on the business to the extent possible under the rules and regulations promulgated by the commission pursuant to the provisions of sections 67.601 to 67.626, but shall, on or before the last day of the month following each calendar quarterly period of three months, make a return to the commission or its designated collector showing the gross receipts and the amount of tax levied pursuant to section 67.619 for the preceding quarter, and shall remit with such return, the tax so levied.

  2.  The person operating or managing the business described in subsection 1 of this section shall collect the tax from the transient guest or guests to the extent possible under the provisions of sections 67.601 to 67.626, but the inability to collect any part or all of the tax does not relieve that person of the obligation to pay to the commission the tax imposed by section 67.619.

  3.  It shall be unlawful for any person to advertise or hold out or state to the public or to any transient guest, directly or indirectly, that the tax or any part thereof imposed by section 67.619, and required to be collected by that person, will be absorbed by that person, or anyone on behalf of that person, or that it will not be separately stated and added to the price of the sleeping room, or if added, that it or any part thereof will be refunded.

  4.  Any person operating or managing a business who owes any tax, penalty or interest, or is required to file any report with the commission, shall notify the commission in writing at least ten days prior to any sale of the entire business or the entire assets or property of the business, or a major part thereof.  Such notice shall include the name of the business, the name of the owner of the business, the name of the person collecting the tax at the time of the notice, the name of the purchaser, and the intended date of purchase.  A purchaser of such business, assets or property who takes with notice of any delinquent tax or with notice of noncompliance with this section takes subject to any tax, penalty or interest owed by the seller.

  5.  The commission shall have the power to bring a civil action in any court of competent jurisdiction to enjoin the operation of the business of any person or the successor-in-interest to any person operating or managing the same business, which business gave rise to any tax, penalty or interest which is unpaid or to enjoin the operating or managing of any such business whose owners or successors-in-interest are operating or managing in violation of the provisions of sections 67.601 to 67.626.  The courts shall expedite the hearing on the merits of any such action and shall not require the commission to post a bond pending such hearing.

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(L. 1988 S.B. 424)


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