Section 11-51-180

Prerequisites for collection by Department of Revenue; exceptions; applicability.

(a) The Department of Revenue shall, upon request by ordinance or resolution of the governing body of any municipality and the filing of a certified copy of the enabling ordinance or resolution with the Department of Revenue, collect all municipal privilege or license taxes in the nature of a sales or use tax levied or assessed by a municipality under the provisions of a municipal ordinance or resolution duly promulgated and adopted by the governing body of the municipality, or levied by past or future special or local acts of the Legislature. Except as set out below and as otherwise provided in this section, the levy shall parallel the corresponding state levy except for the rate of the tax and shall be subject to all definitions, exceptions, exemptions, proceedings, requirements, rules, regulations, direct pay permit and drive-out certificate procedures, provisions, statutes of limitation, penalties, fines, punishments, and deductions as are applicable to the state sales and use tax. This subsection shall not apply to municipal gasoline or motor fuel taxes, privilege or business license taxes levied on a business for the privilege of doing business within the municipality, occupational license taxes, tobacco taxes, or other similar taxes levied by a municipality pursuant to Section 11-51-90, except privilege or license taxes levied in the nature of a sales or use tax.

(b) The Department of Revenue shall, upon request by ordinance or resolution of the governing body of any municipality and the filing of a certified copy of the enabling ordinance or resolution with the Department of Revenue, collect all municipal privilege or license taxes imposed on the rental or furnishing of rooms, lodgings, and accommodations levied or assessed by any city or town under the provisions of a municipal ordinance duly promulgated and adopted by the governing body of the city or town. The levy shall parallel and be collected in accordance with the state levy, except for the rate of the tax, and is subject to all definitions, exceptions, exemptions, proceedings, requirements, rules, regulations, provisions, statutes of limitations, penalties, fines, punishments, and deductions as are applicable to the state lodgings tax as levied by Sections 40-26-1 to 40-26-21, inclusive, or as otherwise provided by law, except where otherwise provided in this division, including provisions for enforcement and collection of the taxes. This subsection shall not apply to municipal gasoline or motor fuel taxes, privilege or business license taxes levied on a business for the privilege of doing business within the municipality, occupational license taxes, tobacco taxes, or other similar taxes levied by a municipality pursuant to Section 11-51-90, except privilege or license taxes levied in the nature of a lodgings tax.

(c) This section shall apply only to those municipalities that request the Department of Revenue to collect taxes on their behalf.

(Acts 1965, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 203, p. 272, §1; Acts 1969, Ex. Sess., No. 176, p. 242; Acts 1992, No. 92-186, p. 349, §11; Act 98-192, p. 310, §3.)