SEC. 27-21-13. Doing business without paying tax; denial of access to courts to collect debts; penalty for passing tax on to consumer or dealer.
If any person, firm, corporation or association shall do business in this state as hereinbefore defined, without having paid the tax hereby imposed, then, in addition to all other fines and penalties, such person, firm, corporation or association, shall be denied access to the courts of this state for the purpose of collecting any indebtedness evidenced by securities held, enforcing securities so held or acquired, or for the purpose of obtaining possession of the property upon which a lien exists under such note or other form of indebtedness, or for the purpose of obtaining judgment on any such notes or contracts or other evidences of indebtedness, or for any other purpose in connection with the enforcement of any right acquired by the acquisition or ownership of such notes, evidences of indebtedness or other contracts. If any holder of such paper shall directly or indirectly pass the tax imposed by this chapter on to the consumer or dealer, or shall attempt to do so, such holder shall be liable to a penalty of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) for each separate transaction involved, which penalty or penalties may be recovered by suit by any such dealer or consumer aggrieved. This section shall be construed liberally in favor of the dealer or consumer aggrieved.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 9346; Laws, 1940, ch. 110; 1994, ch. 497, Sec. 4, eff from and after May 31, 1994