Section 45-10-244.05Special provisions respecting payment of use tax: receipts and returns by registered sellers.
Every registered seller making sales of tangible personal property for storage, use, or other consumption in the county (which storage, use, or other consumption is not exempted from the use taxes herein authorized to be levied) shall at the time of making such sale, or if the storage, use, or other consumption of such tangible personal property in the county is not then subject to the taxes herein authorized to be levied, at the time such storage, use, or other consumption becomes subject to the taxes herein authorized to be levied, collect the tax from the purchaser, and shall give to the purchaser a receipt therefor in the manner and form prescribed by the State Department of Revenue. On the twentieth day of the month next succeeding following the close of each quarterly period, each registered seller shall file with the State Department of Revenue a return for the then preceding quarterly period in such form as may be prescribed by the State Department of Revenue showing the total sales price of the tangible personal property sold by such registered seller, the storage, use, or other consumption of which became subject to the use taxes herein authorized to be imposed, during the then preceding quarterly period; and each return shall be accompanied by a remittance of the amount of the use taxes required to be collected by such registered seller during the period covered by the return; provided that any registered seller may defer collecting the taxes with respect to credit sales until collection of the proceeds of such sales and may defer reporting credit sales until after their collection, but shall thereafter collect the taxes along with collection of the credit sales, shall include in each quarterly report all credit collections made during the preceding quarterly period and shall remit the taxes with respect thereto at the time of filing such report or return. Any person who has paid to a registered seller the tax with respect to the use, storage, or other consumption of tangible personal property in the county need not file a report or make any further payment of the tax, but each person who purchases tangible personal property the storage, use, or other consumption of which is subject to the use taxes authorized to be imposed herein, and who has not paid the use taxes due with respect thereto to a registered seller, shall report and pay the use taxes as required by Section 45-10-244.03. It shall be unlawful for any registered seller to fail or refuse to add to the sales price and to collect from the purchaser the amount of the use taxes authorized to be imposed herein or to refund or offer to refund or absorb, or to advertise directly or indirectly, the absorption of the use taxes or any portion thereof.
(Act 79-787, p. 1428, §6.)