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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 54, TAXATION

    Chapter 39:

      Section: 54:39-147: Audit, examination authorized.

47. a. The director is authorized to audit and examine the records, books, papers, and equipment of a licensee or other person selling, transporting, storing or using fuel to verify the completeness, truth and accuracy of any statement or report and ascertain whether or not the tax imposed by P.L.2010, c.22 (C.54:39-101 et al.) has been paid.

b. Records shall be made available to the director during normal business hours at the physical location of the person in this State, or at the offices of the director within three business days after the director's request if the location at which records are located is outside of this State.

c. The director, may, upon showing credentials, inspect, and each fuel vendor, fuel transporter or bulk purchaser shall disclose, immediately upon request any shipping paper required by P.L.2010, c.22 (C.54:39-101 et al.) to be maintained at the physical location where the request is made which may include any place fuel is stored or held for sale or transportation.

d. A person who shall refuse to permit any inspection or audit authorized by P.L.2010, c.22 (C.54:39-101 et al.) shall be subject to a civil penalty of $5,000 in addition to any penalty imposed by any other provision of P.L.2010, c.22 (C.54:39-101 et al.).

e. A person who refuses, for the purpose of evading tax, to allow an inspection shall, in addition to being liable for any other penalties imposed by P.L.2010, c.22 (C.54:39-101 et al.), be guilty of a crime of the third degree.

L.2010, c.22, s.47.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:56.

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