§337.20. Collection from interstate and foreign transportation dealers
A. Persons, as defined in this Chapter, engaged in the business of transporting passengers or property for hire in interstate or foreign commerce, whether by railroad, railway, automobile, motor truck, boat, ship, aircraft, or other means, may, at their option under rules and regulations prescribed by the secretary of revenue, register as dealers and pay the taxes on the sale or use of tangible personal property imposed by the local ordinances on the basis of the formula hereinafter provided.
B.(1) Such persons, when properly registered as dealers, may make purchases in this state or import property into this state without payment of the sales or use taxes imposed at the time of purchase or importation, provided such purchases or importations are made in strict compliance with the rules and regulations of the secretary of revenue. Thereafter, on or before the twentieth day of the month following the purchase or importation, the dealer shall transmit to the collector, on forms secured by him, returns showing gross purchases and importations of tangible personal property, the cost price of which has not previously been included in a return to the taxing authority. The amount of such purchases and importations shall be multiplied by a fraction, the numerator of which is the taxing jurisdictions' mileage operated by the taxpayer and the denominator of which is the total mileage, to obtain the taxable amount of tax basis. This amount shall be multiplied by the tax rate to disclose the tax due. Each such dealer, at the time of making the return required hereunder, shall remit to the collector the tax due for the preceding calendar month as shown on the return.
(2) The provisions of this Subsection shall be given the same interpretation as similar provisions of law in Chapter 2 of this Subtitle on July 1, 2003, until such laws are amended or provisions of this Chapter are amended to provide with respect thereto.
Acts 2003, No. 73, §1, eff. July 1, 2003.