SEC. 27-51-13. Copy of tax levy to be furnished to county tax collector; postponement of collections where adoption of tax levy is delayed; notice to be given; owners not to be penalized.
On or before September 10, the clerk of the board of supervisors shall furnish the county tax collector a certified copy of the county tax levy for the ensuing year. This tax levy shall not only show the tax levy for each purpose for which it was levied, but it shall also show the total tax levy for each separate taxing area in the county, including the state ad valorem tax levy.
If for any reason the said county tax levy is not adopted and/or delivered to the county tax collector on or before the 15th day of September, then the said tax collector is hereby authorized to postpone for one (1) month the beginning of the collection of ad valorem taxes and road and bridge privilege taxes on all motor vehicles legally situated in his county and liable for said taxes, and the tax collector shall notify the taxpayers of his county by newspaper publication that the beginning of the collection of said taxes is postponed for one (1) month due to the fact that he has not been furnished with a certified copy of the said tax levy as provided by law. Copies of this said newspaper notice shall be furnished the State Tax Commission and the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol, and the provisions of said notice shall be controlling in all respects on such agencies and on any other peace officer, and no damages, penalties or interest shall accrue against any owner of such motor vehicles during such postponement period.
If such tax levy is not furnished the tax collector within the said one (1) month, then the same procedure as to postponement shall be followed and the same immunities shall apply from month to month until such tax levy has been furnished the tax collector.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, § 10007-07; Laws, 1958, ch. 588, § 7; Laws, 1968, ch. 549, § 1; Laws, 2001, ch. 596, § 50, SB 2699, eff from and after July 1, 2001.
PREVIOUS VERSIONS: Pre-2001
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