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Statute: 54:44-1

The taxes imposed by this subtitle shall be due and payable at the time of the first sale or delivery, as the case may be, in this State. In case the tax so imposed has not been paid or secured by the person making the sale or delivery, or causing the delivery to be made, the purchaser or the person accepting delivery shall also be liable to the tax and the payment thereof. The commissioner, upon such terms and conditions as he may prescribe, may permit a postponement of payment until a subsequent resale thereof and in any case may permit a postponement to a date not later than the fifteenth day of the month next following the month in which the sales or resales or deliveries so taxed were made. If any tax be not paid when the same becomes payable as herein provided, there shall be added to the amount of the tax a sum equivalent to the penalties and interest as provided in the State Tax Uniform Procedure Law, subtitle 9 of Title 54 of the Revised Statutes. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to relieve any subsequent seller of liability to pay the tax upon any sale or delivery should payment thereof not have been made. When alcoholic beverages are delivered into a United States Customs or United States Internal Revenue warehouse under Federal bond the commissioner may further postpone and by rule and regulation fix the time and method of payment of the tax. The commissioner, if satisfied that the failure to comply with any provisions of this section was excusable, may remit the whole or part of any penalty as provided in the State Tax Uniform Procedure Law, subtitle 9 of Title 54 of the Revised Statutes. Amended by L.1938, c. 319, p. 803, s. 9; L.1975, c. 177, s. 35, eff. Aug. 4, 1975.

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