SEC. 27-19-171. Certificate of tax loss from implementation of Section 27-19-169; reimbursement.
(1) As used in this section:
(a) "Tax loss" means the exemption from ad valorem taxes allowed pursuant to Section 27-51-41 (2)(j), (k) and (l).
(b) "Reimbursement of tax loss" means the amount of tax loss reimbursed to each local taxing unit as determined pursuant to this section.
(c) "Local taxing unit" means any county, municipality, school district or other local entity that levies an ad valorem tax, or for which an ad valorem tax is levied, to fund all or a portion of its budget.
(2) The tax collector of each county shall prepare a certificate of tax loss resulting from the approved applications for motor vehicle license plates or tags made pursuant to Section 27-19-169, Section 27-19-53 and Section 27-19-54, which certificate shall be made on forms prescribed by the State Tax Commission. Such certificate shall show truly and correctly the total number of approved applications and the total tax loss resulting from the approved applications. The certificates shall be made in duplicate and be certified by the tax collector as being true and correct. Not later than June 1 of each year he shall forward the original certificates to the State Tax Commission and retain the duplicate certificates in his file as a public record.
(3) On July 1 of each year the State Tax Commission shall certify to the Department of Finance and Administration the amount of the reimbursement of tax loss due each local taxing unit. The Department of Finance and Administration shall, upon receipt of the certified amount of tax loss due each local taxing unit from the State Tax Commission, issue his warrants on the State Treasurer to pay to the local taxing units the amount as certified by the State Tax Commission. The warrant shall be made payable to the official depository for the funds of the local taxing unit. The Department of Finance and Administration shall issue no warrant for such purpose except upon the certification of the State Tax Commission. The State Treasurer shall pay the warrants of the Department of Finance and Administration out of any monies in the State Treasury appropriated for the purposes of this section.
SOURCES: Laws, 1994, ch. 512, Sec. 2, eff from and after October 1, 1994