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§31-36.1-17  Penalties. –

Published: 2015

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Motor and Other vehicles

CHAPTER 31-36.1

Fuel Use Reporting Law

SECTION 31-36.1-17

   § 31-36.1-17  Penalties. –

(a) Any motor carrier failing to secure or display upon demand the license or

identification device required in § 31-36.1-3, or under the International

Fuel Tax Agreement shall be guilty of a civil violation and subject to a fine

not exceeding: (1) eighty-five dollars ($85.00) for the first offense and (2)

not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100) for subsequent offenses. Any motor

carrier willfully violating any other provisions of this chapter shall be

deemed guilty of a civil violation and subject to a fine not exceeding one

hundred dollars ($100) for the first offense and not exceeding five hundred

dollars ($500) for subsequent offenses.

   (b) Filing of a false statement to obtain credit or

refund. Any person who willfully and knowingly makes a false statement

orally, in writing, or in the form of a receipt for the sale of motor fuel, for

the purpose of obtaining, attempting to obtain, or to assist any other person,

partnership, or corporation to obtain or attempt to obtain a credit or refund

or reduction of liability for taxes under this chapter, shall be fined not less

than five thousand dollars ($5,000) nor more than ten thousand dollars

($10,000), or be imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

   (c) Failure to file return or pay tax. When any motor

carrier fails to file a return within the time prescribed by this chapter for

the filing of it or fails to pay the amount of taxes due when they are payable,

a penalty of ten percent (10%) or fifty dollars ($50.00), whichever is greater,

shall be added to the amount of the tax due, and the penalty shall immediately

accrue, and the tax shall bear interest at the annual rate provided by §

44-1-7, as amended, until the tax is paid. The tax administrator may waive all

or part of the penalties provided in this chapter when it is proved to the tax

administrator's satisfaction that the failure to file the return or pay the

taxes on time was due to reasonable cause.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1981, ch. 220, § 1; P.L. 1986, ch. 103, § 12; P.L. 1992, ch.

388, § 13; P.L. 1996, ch. 173, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 218, art. 6,

§ 15; P.L. 2002, ch. 58, § 9; P.L. 2006, ch. 246, art. 22, § 1;

P.L. 2008, ch. 100, art. 12, § 13.)