Nebraska Revised Statute 66-486

Chapter 66 Section 486

66-486.

Motor fuel tax; collection; commission.

(1) In lieu of the expense of collecting and remitting the motor vehicle fuel tax and furnishing the security pursuant to Chapter 66, article 4, and complying with the statutes and rules and regulations related thereto, the producer, supplier, distributor, wholesaler, or importer shall be entitled to deduct and withhold a commission of five percent on the first five thousand dollars and two and one-half percent upon all amounts above five thousand dollars remitted each reporting period.

(2) In lieu of the expense of collecting and remitting the diesel fuel tax and furnishing the security pursuant to Chapter 66, article 4, and complying with the statutes and rules and regulations related thereto, the producer, supplier, distributor, wholesaler, or importer shall be entitled to deduct and withhold a commission of two percent upon the first five thousand dollars and one-half of one percent upon all amounts in excess of five thousand dollars remitted each reporting period.

(3) Except as otherwise provided in Chapter 66, article 4, the per-gallon amount of the tax shall be added to the selling price of every gallon of such motor fuels sold in this state and shall be collected from the purchaser so that the ultimate consumer bears the burden of the tax. The tax shall be a direct tax on the retail or ultimate consumer precollected for the purpose of convenience and facility to the consumer. The levy and assessment on the producer, supplier, distributor, wholesaler, or importer as specified in Chapter 66, article 4, shall be as agents of the state for the precollection of the tax. The provisions of this section shall in no way affect the method of collecting the tax as provided in Chapter 66, article 4. The tax imposed by this section shall be collected and paid at the time, in the manner, and by those persons specified in Chapter 66, article 4.

(4) In consideration of receiving the commission, the producer, supplier, distributor, wholesaler, or importer shall not be entitled to any deductions, credits, or refunds arising out of such producer's, supplier's, distributor's, wholesaler's, or importer's failure or inability to collect any such taxes from any subsequent purchaser of motor fuels.

(5) For purposes of this section, reporting period means calendar month unless otherwise provided by rules and regulations of the department, but under no circumstance shall such reporting period extend beyond an annual basis.

(6) A producer, supplier, distributor, wholesaler, or importer shall not be entitled to the commission provided under subsection (1) or (2) of this section for the amount of any understatement of or refund of any such taxes collected as a result of a final assessment occurring pursuant to a notice of deficiency determination under section 66-722.

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  • The commission allowance characterized the dealer as a collection agent. Standard Oil Co. v. Kurtz, 330 F.2d 178 (8th Cir. 1964).