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§60-3-9d. Tax on purchases of intoxicating liquors outside corporate limits of municipalities.

(a) (1) For the purpose of providing financial assistance to and for the use and benefit of the various counties and municipalities of this state, there is hereby levied a tax upon all purchases outside the corporate limits of any municipality of intoxicating liquor from state stores or other agencies of the Alcohol Beverage Control Commissioner, of wine from any person licensed to sell wine at retail under the provisions of article eight, chapter sixty of this code, and of wine from distributors licensed to sell or distribute wine under the provisions of said article. The tax shall be five percent of the purchase price and shall be added to and collected with the purchase price by the commissioner, by the person licensed to sell wine at retail, or by the distributor licensed to sell or distribute wine, as the case may be: Provided, That no such tax shall be collected on the intoxicating liquors sold by or purchased from holders of a license issued under the provisions of article seven of this chapter: Provided, however, That no such tax shall be collected on purchases of intoxicating liquors or wine in the original sealed package for the purpose of resale in the original sealed package if the final purchase of such intoxicating liquors or wine is subject to the tax imposed under this section, under section seven, article thirteen, chapter eight of this code, or under section twenty-one, article three-a, chapter sixty of this code. This section shall not be interpreted to authorize a purchase for resale exemption in contravention of section nine-a, article fifteen, chapter eleven of this code.

(2) All such tax collected within one mile of the corporate limits of any municipality within the state shall be remitted to such municipality; all other tax so collected shall be remitted to the county wherein collected: Provided, That where the corporate limits of more than one municipality be within one mile of the place of collection of such tax, all such tax collected shall be divided equally among each of said municipalities: Provided, however, That such mile is measured by the most direct hard surface road or access way usually and customarily used as ingress and egress to the place of tax collection.

(3) The West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Commissioner by appropriate rules and regulations shall provide for the collection of such tax upon all purchases outside the corporate limits of any municipality of intoxicating liquor from state stores or other agencies of the Alcohol Beverage Control Commissioner, separation or proration of the same and distribution thereof to the respective counties and municipalities for which the same shall be collected. The Tax Commissioner by appropriate rules and regulations shall provide for the collection of such tax upon all purchases outside the corporate limits of any municipality of wine from any person licensed to sell wine at retail under the provisions of article eight, chapter sixty of this code, or from distributors licensed to sell or distribute wine under the provisions of said article, and shall also provide for separation or proration of the same and distribution thereof to the respective counties and municipalities for which the same shall be collected. Such rules and regulations shall provide that all such taxes shall be deposited with the State Treasurer and distributed quarterly by the Treasurer upon warrants of the Auditor payable to the counties and municipalities.

(b) For purposes of this section, terms will have the same meaning as provided in subsection (b), section seven, article thirteen, chapter eight of this code.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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