Where any licensee of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board in the payment of taxes or licenses which are paid directly to the board, and where, by a mistake of fact or law, has paid an amount in excess of the amount due or has made an erroneous payment, or where taxes have been prepaid to the board and the alcoholic beverages upon which the tax has been prepaid is, prior to the sale of the same at retail, lost or destroyed by fire, theft or casualty or is damaged by fire or other casualty resulting in destruction of or damage to the beverages or beverage containers, the Comptroller is authorized to draw his warrant on the Treasurer in favor of such licensee, and the Treasurer is authorized to pay such warrant for the amount of such overpayment or erroneous payment or prepayment of taxes or licenses. Provided, however, claims for less than $250.00 must be accumulated until a total claim of at least $250.00 has been reached or for a period of three years, whichever first occurs.
Before any refund under this section can be made the licensee, its heirs, successors or assigns, shall file in duplicate, petition directed to the board, setting up the fact relied on to procure the refunding of the money erroneously paid or prepaid. Such application must be made within three years from the date of such payment. The board shall examine said petition and the records of the licensee and the board, and if the facts set forth in the petition are such as to entitle the petitioner to the refunding of the money as prayed for and the board, upon the evidence adduced, is satisfied that the petitioner is entitled to the refund as prayed for, it shall so certify to the Comptroller stating the amount to be refunded by the state and the particular fund on which such warrant shall be drawn, and forward to the Comptroller a copy of the petition with the certificate attached, and if the Comptroller shall be satisfied that the petition is in form required by law, he shall draw his warrant on the Treasurer as hereinbefore provided for the amount certified to him by the board.
Last modified: May 3, 2021