2013 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 42 - Taxation
§ 42-1103 Enjoining delinquent taxpayer from engaging or continuing in business
42-1103. Enjoining delinquent taxpayer from engaging or continuing in business
A. In order to ensure or to compel payment of taxes and to aid in enforcing this article, the director may apply to the tax court to enjoin any delinquent taxpayer or person who may be or may become liable for payment of any tax from engaging or continuing in business until the person ceases to be a delinquent taxpayer or complies with other requirements which are reasonably necessary to protect the revenues of this state and which are prescribed by the director.
B. On application for an injunction against a delinquent taxpayer, the court may forthwith issue an order temporarily restraining the taxpayer from doing business. The court shall hear the matter within three days and, on a showing by a preponderance of evidence that the taxpayer is delinquent and has been given notice of the hearing as required by law, the court may enjoin the taxpayer from engaging or continuing in business in this state until the taxpayer ceases to be delinquent. On issuing an injunction, the court may also order the sheriff to seal the taxpayer's business premises and may allow the taxpayer access to the premises only on the approval of the court.
C. On application for an injunction against a person other than a delinquent taxpayer, the court may issue an order temporarily restraining the person from engaging or continuing in business. The court shall hear the matter within three days and on a showing that the person has been given notice of the hearing as required by law, that demand has been made on the taxpayer to furnish security, that the taxpayer has not furnished security and that the director considers the collection from the primarily responsible person of the total amount of tax due or reasonably expected to become due to be in jeopardy, the court may forthwith enjoin the person from engaging or continuing in business until the person complies in full with the demand of the director for furnishing security.
D. The court shall not issue a temporary restraining order or injunction under this section against any person who has furnished security pursuant to section 42-1102, 42-5006 or 42-5007. On a showing to the court by any person against whom a temporary restraining order or injunction has issued under this section that the person has furnished such security, the court shall dissolve or set aside the temporary restraining order or injunction.
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