87-1281 - Sales




            UTAH STATE TAX COMMISSION             :

COLLECTION DIVISION,                                        :

            Petitioner,                                                         :

v.                                                                                 :           INFORMAL DECISION

XXXXX                                                                                  )           SALES TAX REVOCATION

            Respondent.                                                     :           Sales Tax License No. XXXXX



            This is a decision from an Informal Hearing regarding the sales tax license revocation of XXXXX (Respondent) requested by the Collection Division of the Utah State Tax Commission (Petitioner).  The sales tax license revocation hearing was held on XXXXX in the offices of the Utah State Tax Commission.  David J. Angerhofer, Hearing Officer, heard the matter for the Commission.  XXXXX represented the Petitioner.  XXXXX represented the Respondent.  Petitioner presented evidence of a sales tax liability of over $$$$$ based on non-filing estimates.  The liability periods in question are XXXXX.  Petitioner stated that the current liability is the amount remaining after three garnishments.  Respondent stated that he has had problems with the bookkeeping and that he did not have the money when the taxes were due.  Respondent is currently trying to borrow more money.


            1. Respondent was issued sales tax license no. XXXXX, with a liability date of XXXXX.

            2. Respondent was responsible for the collection of sales taxes on the sale of his goods and services and was required to remit these taxes to the State Tax Commission.  Utah Code Ann.59-12-107 (1953).

            3. Respondent did not properly remit the full amount of sales tax collected each quarter.

            4. The Utah State Tax Commission is vested with the authority to revoke the license of "any person violating any provisions of this chapter [Sales and Use Tax Act] . . . . Utah Code Ann.59-12-106 (1953).


            Based on the foregoing, it is the Decision and Order of the Utah State Tax Commission:

            1. That Respondent's sales tax license No. XXXXX is hereby revoked for failure to comply with the provisions of the Utah Sales and Use Tax Act, Utah Code Ann.59-12-107 (1953).

            2. That Respondent is ordered to close the doors of XXXXX to business and to deliver its sales tax license to the Utah State Tax Commission.  Failure to comply with this order may result in criminal prosecution being taken against the Respondent.

            3. The revocation of Respondent's sales tax license is effective immediately unless the Respondent requests, within three working days from receipt of this decision, that the Commission stay the execution of this order for thirty days, provided the Respondent is able to prove that the following conditions have been met:

            a. A bond has been posted in the amount of the tax, penalty and interest that is currently delinquent and due.  The bond must be in the form of a cashier's check, certificate of deposit, surety bond or cash; and

            b. an account has been opened in a local financial institution by the end of the first banking day following receipt of this decision.  The account must name the Respondent's company and the Utah State Tax Commission as co-owners.  In addition, the Respondent must make weekly deposits into the account in the amount of the current accruing sales tax liability.

            DATED this 1 day of October, 1987.


R. H. Hansen                                                                Roger O. Tew

Chairman                                                                      Commissioner

Joe B. Pacheco                                                            G. Blaine Davis

Commissioner   Commissioner