2018 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 12 - Taxation
Section 12-4-530. Investigation and prosecution of violations.

Universal Citation: SC Code § 12-4-530 (2018)

The department may:

(1) examine cases in which the laws of this State relating to the valuation, assessment, or taxation of property is complained of, or discovered to have been evaded or violated in any manner;

(2) require the Attorney General or circuit solicitor to assist in the commencement and prosecutions of actions and proceedings for penalties, forfeitures, removals, and punishment for violation of the laws of this State in respect to the assessment and taxation of property;

(3) direct proceedings, actions, and prosecutions to be instituted to enforce the laws relating to penalties, liabilities, and punishment of public officers and officers and agents of corporations for failure or neglect to comply with the provisions of the laws of this State governing the assessment and taxation of property and the rules of the department; and

(4) cause complaints to be made against assessors, county boards of tax appeal, or other assessing and taxing officers to the proper authority for their removal from office for official misconduct or neglect of duty.

HISTORY: 1991 Act No. 50, Section 2; 2015 Act No. 87 (S.379), Section 2, eff June 11, 2015.

Effect of Amendment

2015 Act No. 87, Section 2, in the introductory paragraph, substituted "The department may" for "The department shall".

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