2020 Code of Alabama
Title 28 - Intoxicating Liquor, Malt Beverages and Wine.
Chapter 3 - Regulation and Control of Alcoholic Beverages in Wet Counties.
Article 5A - Excise Taxes on Malt or Brewed Beverages.
Section 28-3-186 - Penalties for Failure to Pay Taxes Collected, Execution Issued for Unpaid Taxes, Etc.
Penalties for failure to pay taxes collected, execution issued for unpaid taxes, etc.
(a) Every wholesaler licensee collecting taxes on malt or brewed beverages levied by this article shall timely pay the same to the board as provided in this article.
(b) If any taxes levied by this article remain due and unpaid for a period of 10 days beyond the due date, the wholesaler licensee serving as collection agent for the board shall be required to pay as part of the taxes so levied a penalty of not less than $50.00 nor more than $500.00 to be assessed and collected by the board.
(c) Any wholesaler who fails timely to pay any tax levied by this article shall be subject to disciplinary action by the hearing commission and, upon being adjudged guilty, shall be subject to revocation or suspension of license.
(d) If any taxes or penalties imposed by this article remain due and unpaid for a period of 10 days, the board shall issue a warrant or execution directed to any sheriff of the State of Alabama, commanding him to levy upon and sell the real and personal property of the taxpayer found within his county for the payment of the amount thereof, with penalties, if any, and the cost of executing the warrant, and to return such warrant to the board and to pay it the money collected by virtue thereof. Upon receipt of such execution, the sheriff shall file with the clerk of the circuit court of his county a copy thereof and thereupon the clerk of the circuit court shall enter in his abstract of judgments the name of the taxpayer mentioned in the warrant and in proper columns the amount of tax, with penalties, and costs for which the warrant is issued and the date and hour when such copy is filed, and shall index the warrant upon the index of judgments. The sheriff shall thereupon proceed upon the warrant in all respects with like effect and in the same manner prescribed by law in respect to executions issued against the property upon judgments of a court of record and shall be entitled to the same fees for services in executing the warrant to be collected in the same manner. He shall make return of such execution to the board within 30 days of issuance thereof. The taxes and penalties imposed by this article shall be deemed a debt owing to the state by the party against whom the same shall be charged and shall be a preferred lien upon all property of the party against whom the same shall be charged.
(Acts 1979, No. 79-802, p. 1475, §3; Acts 1997, No. 97-146, p. 185, §1.)