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      RS 56:258     

  

§258.  Dealer records; payment of tax; confiscation of furs and skins

A.  Every dealer shall maintain complete detailed records of the kind and number of furs purchased inside and outside of the state and of all such furs shipped out of the state or tanned within the state.  Dealer records shall be completed and made available to the department for audit purposes within sixty days after the close of the trapping season.  Dealers shall remit to the department or pay to the authorized representative thereof within ten days following an annual audit of the dealer's records the full amount of the tax due.  

B.  Every dealer shall maintain complete detailed records of the number of whole alligators and alligator skins purchased inside and outside the state and all alligator skins shipped out of state or alligator skins tanned within the state.  Dealer records shall be completed and furnished to the department at the time of shipment or prior to tanning and dealer must concurrently remit the full amount of tax due.  

C.  Failure to pay the tax, as provided, subjects all pelts of Louisiana furbearing animals and alligator skins held by dealers to confiscation by order, general or special, of the department.  Failure to maintain complete records and to pay the tax subjects any dealer to the full penalties provided and the immediate revocation of his license by the department.  No license shall be issued to a dealer who has not paid the tax for the preceding year.  

D.  Violation of this Section constitutes a class three violation.  

Acts 1970, No. 550, §1.  Amended by Acts 1975, No. 255, §1; Acts 1980, No. 594, §1; Acts 1981, No. 837, §3; Acts 1982, No. 730, §2; Acts 1992, No. 499, §1, eff. June 22, 1992; Acts 1992, No. 528, §1, eff. June 29, 1992.  



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