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      RS 47:351     


§351. Failure to pay tax; judgment prohibiting further pursuit of business

            A. Failure to pay the tax levied by this Chapter shall ipso facto, without demand or putting in default, cause the tax, interest, penalties, and costs to become immediately delinquent, and the collector is hereby vested with authority, on motion in the Board of Tax Appeals or a court of competent jurisdiction, to take a rule on the delinquent taxpayer to show cause in not less than two or more than ten days, exclusive of holidays, why the delinquent taxpayer should not be ordered to pay the total amount due and owing under this Chapter. This rule may be tried out of term and in chambers and shall always be tried by preference. If the rule is made absolute, the order therein rendered shall be considered a judgment in favor of the municipality or parish for the amount of the license, penalty, fees, and costs against the defendant, who shall also be ordered to cease the further pursuit of business until the judgment is satisfied.

            B. As an additional optional remedy of collection, the collector may issue an assessment to a taxpayer in the same manner as is provided for in the Uniform Local Sales Tax Code pursuant to Chapter 2-D of this Subtitle. The assessment may be appealed to the Local Tax Division of the Board of Tax Appeals in the same manner and subject to the same thirty day deadline as provided for in that Chapter.

            Amended by Acts 1950, No. 105, §1; Acts 1979, No. 612, §1; Acts 1986, No. 1017, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1987; Acts 2016, No. 335, §1, eff. June 5, 2016.

{{NOTE: SEE ACTS 1986, NO. 1017, §3, AND ACTS 1986, 1ST EX. SESS., NO. 18, §1.}}

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