2018 Tennessee Code
Title 57 - Intoxicating Liquors
Chapter 4 - Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages on Premises
Part 3 - Taxes and Fees
§ 57-4-302. Collection of taxes.
- The commissioner of revenue is charged with the responsibility of collecting all taxes set out herein due to the state, and in addition to the requirements set out herein, is authorized to promulgate such rules and regulations as will further implement the full collection of all taxes herein imposed:
(1) Tax Collected from Consumers. The tax hereby imposed shall be collected by the retailer from the consumer insofar as it can be done;
(2) Tax to Be Separately Displayed from List Price. The commissioner may by regulation provide that the amount collected by the retailer from the consumer in reimbursement of the tax be displayed separately from the list price, the price advertised in the premises, the marked price, or other price on the sale check, or other proof of sale;
(A) Bond of Licensee. Every licensee permitted to do business in this state shall, as a condition precedent to the granting of a license, in addition to all other requirements set out herein, post with the commissioner an indemnity bond with good and solvent corporate surety, approved by the commissioner, in an amount equal to four (4) times the average monthly tax liability as determined by the commissioner or in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000), whichever is greater, conditioned upon the proper payment of all taxes for which the sale licensee may become liable. If a restaurant is licensed by the commission under § 57-4-101(i), the bond amount imposed shall be one fifth (1/5) the amount specified in this subdivision (3)(A). The forfeiture or cancellation of the bond, for any reason whatsoever, shall automatically revoke the license granted herein. The bond provided for herein shall run for such time as may be determined by the commissioner.
(B) Certificate of Deposit. In lieu of a corporate surety on the bond required by subdivision (3)(A), the commissioner may allow the licensee to secure such bond by depositing collateral in the form of a certificate of deposit, as accepted and authorized by the banking laws of this state, which has a face value equal to the amount of the bond. Such collateral may be deposited with any authorized state depository designated by the commissioner. Interest on any deposited certificate of deposit shall be payable to the licensee who has deposited it as collateral, or to such person as the licensee or the certificate may direct.
(4) Time of Payment. The tax levied hereunder in § 57-4-301(c) shall be due and payable monthly, on the first day of each month, and for the purpose of ascertaining the amount of tax payable under this chapter, it is the duty of all licensees on or before the fifteenth day of each month to transmit to the commissioner, upon forms prescribed, prepared and furnished by the commissioner, returns showing the gross sales, as the case may be, arising from all sales taxable under this chapter during the preceding calendar month;
(5) Tax Transmitted with Return. At the time of transmitting the return required hereunder to the commissioner, the licensee shall remit to the commissioner therewith the amount of tax due under the applicable provisions of this chapter, and failure to so remit such tax shall cause the tax to become delinquent; and
(6) Form of Payment. All taxes, interest and penalties imposed under § 57-4-301(c) shall be paid to the commissioner at Nashville in the form of remittance required by the commissioner.