§725. Dealers required to furnish bonds; waiver
Each dealer shall, before engaging in the business of a dealer, furnish to the secretary of the Department of Revenue a satisfactory surety bond guaranteeing the payment of all taxes accrued or accruing under this Part and all interest, penalties, and costs applicable thereto. The furnishing of this bond shall conform to the provisions of Part IV of this Chapter; however, the secretary is authorized to waive the furnishing of this surety bond by any dealer who has and agrees to maintain assets in Louisiana of a net value of not less than one and one-fourth times the amount of the bond which would otherwise be required, who has had a bond on file with the department for a period of not less than three years, and who has not been delinquent in remitting taxes accrued or accruing under this Part during the three-year period immediately preceding application by the dealer for waiver of the bond. If any dealer whose bond has been waived by the secretary becomes delinquent in remitting taxes due under this Part, the secretary may require that such dealer furnish a bond in the amount required in this Section, and such dealer shall not be eligible for a waiver of a bond for a period of three years thereafter.
Amended by Acts 1981, No. 771, §1; Acts 1997, No. 658, §2.