Section 45-7-71

Revenue collection program.

(a) The County Commission of Butler County may establish and administer a program of revenue collection for all legally authorized taxes, licenses, fees, and other revenues not presently being collected locally.

(b) The County Commission of Butler County may, with 30 days written notice to the State Department of Revenue, assume the collection of all legally authorized tax proceeds currently being collected by the State Department of Revenue on behalf of the county.

(c) If the county commission elects to collect one or more taxes, licenses, fees, and other revenues pursuant to this section, the county shall have all lawful powers of the State Department of Revenue to collect revenues and conduct audits to determine the amount of revenue liable and due to the county.

(d) The county commission may employ persons, firms, corporations, auditors, or tax collectors it deems reasonably necessary to carry out the purposes and intent of this section.

(Act 96-735, p. 1229, §§1-4.)