SEC. 27-19-71. Issuance of license upon replacement of vehicle.
If any vehicle on which the privilege tax has been paid, either as a common or contract carrier of property, a private commercial carrier of property, a private carrier of property, a dray, a common and contract carrier of passengers, or a passenger coach, shall be removed from the state of Mississippi by the operator thereof, or the use thereof in Mississippi shall be discontinued entirely by such operator or owner for any reason, and such vehicle shall be replaced by another and different vehicle, then the person or operator who has paid such taxes, or the owner of such vehicle in the event of the sale thereof after the payment of such tax, shall be entitled to the issuance of new privilege license for the replacement vehicle for the remainder of the registration year in the same tax classification and of the same privilege tax value. In no event shall such person be entitled to a cash refund under this provision, but he shall only be entitled to the issuance of a license tag and decals for replacement vehicle in the same tax classification and of the same privilege tax value as the license tag and decals issued for the vehicle, the use of which has been discontinued.
In order to obtain the issuance of such replacement license the owner or operator claiming same must present an affidavit to the commission or tax collector of the county of his residence, setting forth that the use of the vehicle upon which the original tax was paid has been entirely discontinued in Mississippi by such owner or operator and giving the reasons for such discontinuance, and full details with reference thereto, and no replacement license shall be issued unless the tax collector or commission is absolutely satisfied that the said vehicle is no longer to be used in Mississippi by such owner or operator. When any such replacement license is applied for, such owner or operator must surrender the license tag and decals originally issued, to the tax collector of the county of his residence, or the commission, and the commission shall cancel the certificate of registration and payment of the privilege tax on the original vehicle. The only charge which shall be made for the issuance of such a replacement license is the registration or tag fee, unless the replacement vehicle requires a greater amount of privilege tax than the vehicle upon which the license was originally paid, in which case the owner or operator thereof shall pay the increased amount of tax upon such vehicle prorated from the first day of the month in which the replacement license is issued until the expiration date thereon.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 9352-26; Laws, 1946, ch. 266, Sec. 26; 1948, ch. 271, Sec. 11; 1956, ch. 383, Sec. 7; 1966, ch. 579, Sec. 2; 1976, ch. 361, Sec. 15; 1977, ch. 484, Sec. 7; 1981, ch. 524, Sec. 7, eff from and after July 1, 1981.