Montana Code Annotated 2017



Part 26. Collection and Administration

Penalties For Violation Of Chapter

15-30-2641. Penalties for violation of chapter. (1) An individual, corporation, or partnership or an officer or employee of a corporation or member or employer of a partnership who, with intent to evade any tax or requirement of this chapter or any lawful requirement of the department under this chapter, purposely fails to pay the tax or to file or sign any return or to supply information within the time required by this chapter or who with an intent to evade, purposely files or signs a false or fraudulent return or statement or supplies false or fraudulent information is guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction must be fined not more than $1,000 or be imprisoned for not more than 1 year, or both, at the discretion of the court.

(2) With respect to the imposition of a civil penalty, evidence produced by the department to the effect that a tax has not been paid, that a return has not been filed, or that information has not been supplied as required under the provisions of this chapter is prima facie evidence that the tax has not been paid, the return has not been filed, or the information has not been supplied.

History: En. Sec. 24, Ch. 181, L. 1933; re-en. Sec. 2295.24, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 163, L. 1955; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 201, L. 1963; amd. Sec; 2, Ch. 347, L. 1969; amd. Sec. 175, Ch. 516, L. 1973; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 65, L. 1975; R.C.M. 1947, 84-4924; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 648, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 49, Ch. 370, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 10, Ch. 427, L. 1999; amd. Sec. 9, Ch. 594, L. 2005; Sec. 15-30-321, MCA 2007; redes. 15-30-2641 by Sec. 1, Ch. 147, L. 2009.