- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 43. Revenue and Taxation
- Chapter 60. Excise Tax On Alcoholic Beverages
- Section 40. Administration and Enforcement of Tax.
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AS 43.60.040. Administration and Enforcement of Tax.
- (a) Each brewer, distiller, bottler, jobber, wholesaler, or manufacturer is primarily liable for the payment of the excise
taxes on alcoholic beverages sold, and shall furnish a good and sufficient surety bond of $25,000 payable to the
department and approved by the Department of Law. If a wholesaler fails to pay the tax to the state the wholesaler
forfeits the bond and the wholesaler's license shall be revoked. The department, in its discretion, may issue permits
in place of bonds to resident holders of wholesale, malt beverage, and wine licenses doing business wholly in the state
who pay the tax before shipment.
- (b) Upon receipt of the bond and its subsequent approval, the department shall issue a license certificate authorizing the
brewer, distiller, bottler, jobber, wholesaler, or manufacturer, liable for the payment of the tax, to sell alcoholic
beverages in the state or to consign shipments of alcoholic beverages to the state. It is unlawful for a brewer,
distiller, bottler, jobber, wholesaler, or manufacturer to sell alcoholic beverages in the state or to consign
shipments of alcoholic beverages into the state without first furnishing the required bond and obtaining the license
certificate or permit from the department. The license certificate does not constitute permission to sell alcoholic
beverages in the state or to consign them to the state without having complied with other requirements of state or
- (c) The retailer or buyer is secondarily liable for the taxes on alcoholic beverages that are sold to the retailer or
buyer. The state has a lien upon the beverages, and may seize, confiscate, and sell them to satisfy the payment of the
taxes and the costs of the proceedings, without regard to where or in whose possession the beverages are found. If the
beverages are not found or not identifiable, the state may seize, confiscate, and sell an equal quantity of the same
kind of beverage found in the possession of the retailer or other buyer to whom the beverages on which the taxes were
not paid were sold.
- (d) [Repealed, Sec. 46 ch 113 SLA 1980].
- (e) [Repealed, Sec. 46 ch 113 SLA 1980].
- (f) [Repealed, Sec. 46 ch 113 SLA 1980].
- (g) A license issued under this section must include
- (1) the name and address of the licensee;
- (2) the nature or type of alcoholic beverage business to be conducted; and
- (3) the year for which the license is issued.
- (h) In this section "person" includes an officer, agent, or employee of a corporation or a member, agent, or employee of a
partnership, who, as officer, agent, employee, or member, is under duty to perform the act in respect to which the
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