2015 Wyoming Code
TITLE 39 - TAXATION AND REVENUE
CHAPTER 15 - SALES TAX
ARTICLE 3 - CONTRACTORS
SECTION 39-15-306. - Licenses; permits; bonding.
39-15-306. Licenses; permits; bonding.
(a) Licenses and permits. There are no specific applicable provisions for licenses and permits for this article.
(b) Bonding. The following shall apply:
(i) To secure payment of sales taxes by nonresident prime contractors, each nonresident contractor shall file with the department of revenue a surety bond or legal security equal to three percent (3%), plus the increased rate under W.S. 39-15-104(b) if the tax under that section is in effect, of the payments due under the contract or an amount determined by the department. The bond shall be conditioned upon the payment of all sales taxes which become due and payable to this state under the contract or in the real property development. This bond requirement does not apply for a nonresident contractor who has furnished a surety bond as provided by paragraph (v) of this subsection;
(ii) Any person a party to or performing work on a contract under this section may be enjoined from commencing or continuing any work until an approved bond has been filed with the department. Such an action shall be brought in the name of the state by the attorney general or by a district attorney. The state is not required to post security in seeking a restraining order or preliminary injunction under this section;
(iii) In lieu of filing the bond or security required under paragraph (i) of this subsection, a nonresident contractor may file and maintain with the department a surety bond or legal security in the amount of one million dollars ($1,000,000.00). The bond shall be conditioned upon the payment of all sales taxes which become due and payable to this state under any of the contractor's contracts or in any of the contractor's real property developments in this state. A nonresident contractor electing to file a bond or security under this subsection shall maintain it until he is no longer required to file any bond or security under this article or until a bond or security is filed under paragraph (i) of this subsection;
(iv) If a nonresident subcontractor contracts with a general or prime contractor and posts with the department a surety bond deemed sufficient by the department conditioned upon payment when due of all sales taxes in the performance of the contract, the withholding provisions of W.S. 39-15-303(b)(ii) do not apply;
(v) Whenever a nonresident general or prime contractor or nonresident subcontractor furnishes a surety bond for the faithful performance of his contract or subcontract there is imposed an additional obligation upon the surety company to the state of Wyoming and the department as its agent that the nonresident contractor shall pay all sales taxes which become due in the performance of the contract. In the case of a nonresident general or prime contractor this additional obligation includes liability to pay the department all sales taxes which have not been paid to a licensed vendor or the department by the nonresident contractor. The nonresident general or prime contractor or his surety company is authorized to recover from the nonresident subcontractor the amount of sales taxes accruing with respect to purchases made by the nonresident subcontractor which were paid to the department by the nonresident contractor or the surety company, or an amount equal to the sales taxes so paid by the nonresident contractor may be withheld from payments made under the contract. The liability of the surety company under this section is limited to three percent (3%), plus the increased rate under W.S. 39-16-104(b) if the tax under that section is in effect, of the contract price;
(vi) Six (6) months after the completion of the contract and the acceptance of the work and services performed, the additional obligation upon the surety company ceases unless written notice of unpaid sales taxes is given the surety company by the department.
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