76-903. Design; collection of tax; refund; procedure; disbursement.

The Tax Commissioner shall design such stamps in such denominations as in his or her judgment will be the most advantageous to all persons concerned. When any deed subject to the tax imposed by section 76-901 is offered for recordation, the register of deeds shall ascertain and compute the amount of the tax due thereon and shall collect such amount as a prerequisite to acceptance of the deed for recordation. If a dispute arises concerning the taxability of the transfer, the register of deeds shall not record the deed until the disputed tax is paid. If a disputed tax has been paid, the taxpayer may file for a refund pursuant to section 76-908. The taxpayer may also seek a declaratory ruling pursuant to rules and regulations adopted and promulgated by the Department of Revenue. From each two dollars and twenty-five cents of tax collected pursuant to section 76-901, the register of deeds shall retain fifty cents to be placed in the county general fund and shall remit the balance to the State Treasurer who shall credit ninety-five cents of such amount to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, twenty-five cents of such amount to the Site and Building Development Fund, twenty-five cents of such amount to the Homeless Shelter Assistance Trust Fund, and thirty cents of such amount to the Behavioral Health Services Fund.

Source:Laws 1965, c. 463, § 3, p. 1473; Laws 1969, c. 618, § 2, p. 2505; Laws 1983, LB 194, § 3; Laws 1985, LB 236, § 2; Laws 1992, LB 1192, § 10; Laws 1997, LB 864, § 16; Laws 2001, LB 516, § 6; Laws 2001, Spec. Sess., LB 3, § 5; Laws 2005, LB 40, § 7; Laws 2011, LB388, § 14.