Section 11-51-203

Applicability of provisions of state excise or use tax law; collection of tax on vehicles sold by dealers not licensed in Alabama or by licensed dealers who fail to collect sales taxes; fees.

(a) All taxes levied or assessed by any municipality pursuant to the provisions of Section 11-51-202 shall be subject to all definitions, exceptions, exemptions, proceedings, requirements, provisions, rules and regulations promulgated under the Alabama Administrative Procedure Act, direct pay permit and drive-out certificate procedures, statutes of limitation, penalties, fines, punishments, and deductions for the corresponding state tax as are provided by Section 40-2A-7 and Article 2 of Chapter 23 of Title 40, except where inapplicable or where otherwise provided in this article.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a), the tax provided in Section 11-51-202 on any automotive vehicle, truck trailer, trailer, semitrailer, or travel trailer required to be licensed with the probate judge, which were sold by dealers that are not licensed in Alabama, or were sold by licensed Alabama dealers who failed to collect municipal or county sales taxes at the point of sale, shall be collected and fees paid in accordance with the provisions of Sections 40-23-104 and 40-23-107, respectively.

(c) For making the collection of county or municipal taxes levied under the authority of this article, the tax collector shall be entitled to a fee from the recipient county or municipality in an amount equal to five percent of the first ten thousand dollars ($10,000) of revenue collected for the recipient and three percent of all revenue collected over ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for the recipient under this article each month. Such fee shall be for the use of the tax collector, except as otherwise provided by law. The fees allowed herein shall be deducted from the tax collection of each recipient each month and the remainder of the collections shall be remitted to each recipient as provided by law; provided, however, the fee shall be disallowed with respect to any tax collected for the county or municipality unless the collections are remitted to the appropriate county or municipal tax recipient within the time allowed by law. In all counties where the tax collector is paid on a salary instead of a fee basis, all fees allowed under the terms of this section to be paid to the tax collector shall be paid, by the tax collector, into the county treasury or to the official performing the duties of county treasurer.

(Acts 1969, No. 917, p. 1653, §4; Acts 1989, No. 89-691, p. 1358, §2; Act 98-192, p. 310, §3.)