Forwarding state taxes by county treasurers
(1) On or before December 1 in each year each county treasurer shall pay over to the State Treasurer one-half of the amount of state taxes charged to the county of the county treasurer for the fiscal year then current. In similar manner the county treasurer shall pay over one-quarter of such taxes on or before March 1, and the remainder of such taxes on or before June 1, of the fiscal year.
(2) Each such payment of state taxes shall be made without deduction for any cause out of the first moneys collected and paid into the county treasury over which the county has control.
(3) If a county fails to pay to the State Treasurer its entire apportionment of the taxes within 30 days after the dates prescribed in subsection (1) of this section, the unpaid balance shall be deemed delinquent, and is a debt due and owing by the county to the state and the county shall pay the legal rate of interest thereon from such date until paid. The payment of such interest shall not relieve the county treasurer from any penalty imposed by law for failure to pay such taxes as required by law.
(4) If a county treasurer fails to pay to the State Treasurer any money in the hands of the county treasurer for the payment of the amount of state taxes charged to the county at the time prescribed in subsection (1) of this section, the county treasurer shall, in addition to other penalties, be liable to the following:
(a) If the county treasurer fails for a period of 10 days after the time prescribed, the county treasurer shall forfeit to the state 20 percent on the amount withheld.
(b) If the county treasurer fails for a period of 30 days after the time prescribed, the county treasurer shall forfeit the office as treasurer and is a public defaulter. [Amended by 1991 c.220 §4]
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