Section 11-51-192

Assessment for interest for delinquency.

(a) The governing body of any municipality may elect, by the adoption of an ordinance, to assess interest on any business license tax delinquency. If assessed, interest on any delinquency shall be charged from the due date of the tax.

(b) If assessed by the municipality, interest shall be computed at the same rate prescribed by Section 11-51-208(f) relating to interest on delinquent or overpaid sales and use taxes levied by self-administered municipalities.

(c) If the municipality elects under subsection (a) to assess interest on business license tax delinquencies, except as provided in this subsection, interest at the same rate shall be paid by a taxing jurisdiction on any refund of business license tax erroneously paid to the jurisdiction. Interest shall be computed on any overpayment from the date of the overpayment to the taxing jurisdiction, provided that interest on any refund of business license taxes of a municipality not administered by the Department of Revenue under Section 11-51-180 shall be limited in accordance with the principles of Section 11-51-208(f).

(Act 2006-586, p. 1548, §3.)