New Jersey Revised Statutes § 13:1e-104 - Sanitary Landfill Facility Tax

13:1E-104. Sanitary landfill facility tax
a. There is levied upon the owner or operator of every sanitary landfill facility a tax to insure the proper closure thereof and to provide funds to compensate for any damages resulting from the operations or closure of the facility. The tax shall be levied on all solid waste accepted for disposal, at the rate of $0.15 per cubic yard of solids and $0.002 per gallon of liquids. In the event that any solid waste is measured, upon acceptance for disposal, by other than cubic yards or gallons, the tax shall be levied on the equivalents thereof as shall be determined by the director.

b. (1) Every owner or operator of a sanitary landfill facility shall, on or before the 20th day of the month following the close of each tax period, render a return under oath to the director on such form as may be prescribed by the director indicating the number of cubic yards of solid waste and gallons of liquid waste accepted for disposal and at said time the owner or operator shall pay the full amount of tax due.

(2) Every owner or operator of a sanitary landfill which accepts solid or liquid waste for disposal and which is subject to the tax under subsection a. of this section shall, within 20 days after the first acceptance of this waste, register with the director on forms prescribed by him.

c. If a return required by this act is not filed, or if a return when filed is incorrect or insufficient in the opinion of the director, the amount of tax due shall be determined by the director from such information as may be available. Notice of such determination shall be given to the taxpayer liable for the payment of the tax. Such determination shall finally and irrevocably fix the tax unless the person against whom it is assessed, within 30 days after receiving notice of such determination, shall apply to the director for a hearing, or unless the director on his own motion shall redetermine the same. After such hearing the director shall give notice of his determination to the person to whom the tax is assessed.

d. Any taxpayer who shall fail to file his return when due or to pay any tax when the same becomes due, as herein provided, shall be subject to such penalties and interest as provided in the State Tax Uniform Procedure Law, R.S. 54:48-1 et seq. If the Division of Taxation determines that the failure to comply with any provision of this section was excusable under the circumstances, it may remit such part or all of the penalty as shall be appropriate under such circumstances.

e. (1) (Deleted by amendment, P.L. 1987, c. 76.)

(2) (Deleted by amendment, P.L. 1987, c. 76.)

f. In addition to the other powers granted to the director in this section, he is hereby authorized and empowered:

(1) To delegate to any officer or employee of his division such of his powers and duties as he may deem necessary to carry out efficiently the provisions of this section, and the person or persons to whom such power has been delegated shall possess and may exercise all of said powers and perform all of the duties delegated by the director;

(2) To prescribe and distribute all necessary forms for the implementation of this section.

g. The tax imposed by this section shall be governed in all respects by the provisions of the State Tax Uniform Procedure Law, R.S. 54:48-1 et seq., except only to the extent that a specific provision of this section may be in conflict therewith.

L. 1981, c. 306, s. 5; amended by L. 1987, c. 76, s. 47.

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