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Title 32 : Taxation and Finance

Chapter 233 : SALES AND USE TAX


(Cite as: 32 V.S.A. § 9812)
  • § 9812. Actions for collection of tax

    (a) Action may be brought by the Attorney General at the instance of the Commissioner in the name of the State to recover the amount of taxes, penalties, and interest due from such vendor, provided such action is brought within six years after the same are due. Such action shall be returnable in the county where the vendor resides, if a resident of the State; and if a nonresident, the action shall be returnable to Washington County. The limitation of six years in this section shall not apply to a suit to collect taxes, penalties, interest, and costs when the vendor filed a fraudulent return or failed to file a return when the same was due.

    (b) The courts of this State shall recognize and enforce liabilities for taxes lawfully imposed by any other state, upon sales and use taxes, which extends a like comity to this State, and the duly authorized officer of that state may sue for the collection of the tax in the courts of this State. A certificate by the Secretary of State of the other state that an officer suing for the collection of a tax is duly authorized to collect it shall be conclusive proof of this authority.

    (c) As used in this section, the words "tax" and "taxes" shall include interest and penalties due under this chapter, and liability for interest or penalties, or both, due under a taxing statute of another state shall be recognized and enforced by the courts of this State to the same extent that the laws of the other state permit the enforcement in its courts of liability for interest or penalties, or both, due under this chapter. (Added 1969, No. 144, § 1, eff. June 1, 1969; amended 1993, No. 49, § 18, eff. May 28, 1993.)