Nebraska Revised Statute 53-164.01

Chapter 53 Section 164.01

53-164.01.

Alcoholic liquor; tax; payment; report; penalty; bond; sale to instrumentality of armed forces; credit for tax paid.

Payment of the tax provided for in section 53-160 on alcoholic liquor shall be paid by the manufacturer or wholesaler as follows:

(1)(a) All manufacturers or wholesalers, except farm winery producers, whether inside or outside this state shall, on or before the twenty-fifth day of each calendar month following the month in which shipments were made, submit a report to the commission upon forms furnished by the commission showing the total amount of alcoholic liquor in gallons or fractional parts thereof shipped by such manufacturer or wholesaler, whether inside or outside this state, during the preceding calendar month;

(b) All beer wholesalers shall, on or before the twenty-fifth day of each calendar month following the month in which shipments were made, submit a report to the commission upon forms furnished by the commission showing the total amount of beer in gallons or fractional parts thereof shipped by all manufacturers, whether inside or outside this state, during the preceding calendar month to such wholesaler;

(c)(i) Except as provided in subdivision (ii) of this subdivision, farm winery producers which paid less than one thousand dollars of excise taxes pursuant to section 53-160 for the previous calendar year and which will pay less than one thousand dollars of excise taxes pursuant to section 53-160 for the current calendar year shall, on or before the twenty-fifth day of the calendar month following the end of the year in which wine was packaged and released from bond, submit a report to the commission upon forms furnished by the commission showing the total amount of wine in gallons or fractional parts thereof packaged and released from bond by such producer during the preceding calendar year; and

(ii) Farm winery producers which paid one thousand dollars or more of excise taxes pursuant to section 53-160 for the previous calendar year or which become liable for one thousand dollars or more of excise taxes pursuant to section 53-160 during the current calendar year shall, on or before the twenty-fifth day of each calendar month following the month in which wine was packaged and released from bond, submit a report to the commission upon forms furnished by the commission showing the total amount of wine in gallons or fractional parts thereof packaged and released from bond by such producer during the preceding calendar month. A farm winery producer which becomes liable for one thousand dollars or more of excise taxes pursuant to section 53-160 during the current calendar year shall also pay such excise taxes immediately;

(d) A craft brewery shall, on or before the twenty-fifth day of each calendar month following the month in which the beer was released from bond for sale, submit a report to the commission on forms furnished by the commission showing the total amount of beer in gallons or fractional parts thereof produced for sale by the craft brewery during the preceding calendar month;

(e) A microdistillery shall, on or before the twenty-fifth day of each calendar month following the month in which the distilled liquor was released from bond for sale, submit a report to the commission on forms furnished by the commission showing the total amount of distilled liquor in gallons or fractional parts thereof produced for sale by the microdistillery during the preceding calendar month; and

(f) Reports submitted pursuant to subdivision (a), (b), or (c) of this subdivision shall also contain a statement of the total amount of alcoholic liquor, except beer, in gallons or fractional parts thereof shipped to licensed retailers inside this state and such other information as the commission may require;

(2) The wholesaler or farm winery producer shall at the time of the filing of the report pay to the commission the tax due on alcoholic liquor, except beer, shipped to licensed retailers inside this state at the rate fixed in accordance with section 53-160. The tax due on beer shall be paid by the wholesaler on beer shipped from all manufacturers;

(3) The tax imposed pursuant to section 53-160 shall be due on the date the report is due less a discount of one percent of the tax on alcoholic liquor for submitting the report and paying the tax in a timely manner. The discount shall be deducted from the payment of the tax before remittance to the commission and shall be shown in the report to the commission as required in this section. If the tax is not paid within the time provided in this section, the discount shall not be allowed and shall not be deducted from the tax;

(4) If the report is not submitted by the twenty-fifth day of the calendar month or if the tax is not paid to the commission by the twenty-fifth day of the calendar month, the following penalties shall be assessed on the amount of the tax: One to five days late, three percent; six to ten days late, six percent; and over ten days late, ten percent. In addition, interest on the tax shall be collected at the rate of one percent per month, or fraction of a month, from the date the tax became due until paid;

(5) No tax shall be levied or collected on alcoholic liquor manufactured inside this state and shipped or transported outside this state for sale and consumption outside this state;

(6) In order to insure the payment of all state taxes on alcoholic liquor, together with interest and penalties, persons required to submit reports and payment of the tax shall, at the time of application for a license under sections 53-124 and 53-124.01, enter into a surety bond with corporate surety, both the bond form and surety to be approved by the commission. Subject to the limitations specified in this subdivision, the amount of the bond required of any taxpayer shall be fixed by the commission and may be increased or decreased by the commission at any time. In fixing the amount of the bond, the commission shall require a bond equal to the amount of the taxpayer's estimated maximum monthly excise tax ascertained in a manner as determined by the commission. Nothing in this section shall prevent or prohibit the commission from accepting and approving bonds which run for a term longer than the license period. The amount of a bond required of any one taxpayer shall not be less than one thousand dollars. The bonds required by this section shall be filed with the commission; and

(7) When a manufacturer or wholesaler sells and delivers alcoholic liquor upon which the tax has been paid to any instrumentality of the armed forces of the United States engaged in resale activities as provided in section 53-160.01, the manufacturer or wholesaler shall be entitled to a credit in the amount of the tax paid in the event no tax is due on such alcoholic liquor as provided in such section. The amount of the credit, if any, shall be deducted from the tax due on the following monthly report and subsequent reports until liquidated.

Source

  • Laws 1955, c. 201, § 3, p. 571;
  • Laws 1959, c. 247, § 6, p. 853;
  • Laws 1959, c. 251, § 1, p. 880;
  • Laws 1967, c. 334, § 1, p. 892;
  • Laws 1972, LB 66, § 4;
  • Laws 1973, LB 111, § 8;
  • Laws 1979, LB 224, § 5;
  • Laws 1981, LB 124, § 3;
  • Laws 1983, LB 213, § 18;
  • Laws 1985, LB 279, § 10;
  • Laws 1985, LB 359, § 3;
  • Laws 1988, LB 1089, § 23;
  • Laws 1989, LB 777, § 1;
  • Laws 1989, LB 780, § 12;
  • Laws 1991, LB 344, § 47;
  • Laws 1991, LB 582, § 3;
  • Laws 1994, LB 1292, § 8;
  • Laws 1996, LB 750, § 10;
  • Laws 2006, LB 1003, § 3;
  • Laws 2007, LB549, § 16;
  • Laws 2010, LB861, § 73;
  • Laws 2012, LB824, § 7.