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Title 32 : Taxation and Finance

Chapter 225 : MEALS AND ROOMS TAX

Subchapter 003 : ENFORCEMENT AND PENALTIES

(Cite as: 32 V.S.A. § 9279)
  • § 9279. Violations

    (a) Failure to file; failure to collect; failure to remit. An operator who knowingly fails to file a return, fails to collect a tax, or fails to remit a tax required under this chapter shall be imprisoned not more than one year or fined not more than $1,000.00, or both.

    (b) Failure to file; failure to collect; failure to remit in excess of $500.00. An operator who with intent to evade a tax liability fails to file a return, fails to collect a tax, or fails to remit a tax required under this chapter shall, if the amount collected or required to be collected is more than $500.00, be imprisoned not more than three years or fined not more than $10,000.00, or both.

    (c) False or fraudulent return. An operator who knowingly makes, signs, verifies, or files with the Commissioner a false or fraudulent return shall be imprisoned not more than one year or fined not more than $1,000.00, or both. An operator who with intent to evade a tax liability makes, signs, verifies, or files with the Commissioner a false or fraudulent return shall, if the amount of tax evaded is more than $500.00, be imprisoned not more than three years or fined not more than $10,000.00, or both.

    (d) Any operator who knowingly violates the provisions of this chapter or regulations promulgated by the Commissioner under this chapter relative to the tax on meals, alcoholic beverages, and rooms shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction for a first offense shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $250.00 or to be imprisoned for not more than 60 days, or both, such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court; and for a second or subsequent offense shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $250.00 or more than $500.00 or be imprisoned for not more than six months, or both, such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.

    (e) For the purpose of this section, every operator required to obtain a license under section 9271 of this title who is engaged in any business for which registration is required under section 9271 of this title without being the holder of a currently valid registration license shall commit a separate offense for each calendar week or part thereof during which he or she shall be so engaged. (Added 1959, No. 217, § 18; amended 1963, No. 227, § 5; 1987, No. 48, § 10; 1991, No. 186 (Adj. Sess.), § 23, eff. May 7, 1992.)