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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 54, TAXATION
Section: 54:39-144: Prohibited use of dyed fuel.
44. a. A person shall not operate or maintain a motor vehicle on any public highway in this State with dyed fuel contained in the vehicle fuel supply tank except for uses of dyed fuel on the highway which are lawful under the federal Internal Revenue Code and the regulations thereunder unless otherwise prohibited by P.L.2010, c.22 (C.54:39-101 et al.).
b. A person shall not sell or hold for sale dyed fuel for any use that the person knows or has reason to know is a taxable use of the dyed fuel.
c. A person shall not use or hold for use any dyed fuel for a taxable use when the person knows or has reason to know that the fuel is dyed fuel.
d. A person shall not willfully, with intent to evade tax, alter or attempt to alter the strength or composition of any dye or marker in any dyed fuel.
e. A person who knowingly violates or knowingly aids and abets another to violate the provisions of this section with the intent to evade the tax imposed by P.L.2010, c.22 (C.54:39-101 et al.) is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree.
f. A person, and an officer, employee, or agent of that person or entity who willfully participates in any act in violation of this section shall be jointly and severally liable with the person for the tax and penalty which shall be the same as imposed pursuant to section 6715 of the federal Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. s.6715).
g. A person or business entity, and each officer, employee, or agent of the entity who willfully participates in any act in violation of this section shall be jointly and severally liable with the entity for the tax and penalty, which shall be the same as that imposed pursuant to section 6715 of the federal Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. s.6715).
h. The director, the Office of Weights and Measures of the Division of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Law and Public Safety, and the Superintendent of State Police and the members of the State Police shall have full authority in enforcing the provisions of this section.
L.2010, c.22, s.44; amended 2010, c.79, s.26.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:56.
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