1. If a majority of those voting on the question of imposition of a local sales and services tax for school infrastructure purposes favors imposition of the tax, the tax shall be imposed by the county board of supervisors within the county pursuant to section 422E.2, at the rate specified for a ten-year duration on the gross receipts taxed by the state under chapter 422, division IV.
2. The tax shall be imposed on the same basis as the state sales and services tax or in the case of the use of natural gas, natural gas service, electricity, or electric service on the same basis as the state use tax and shall not be imposed on the sale of any property or on any service not taxed by the state, except the tax shall not be imposed on the gross receipts from the sale of motor fuel or special fuel as defined in chapter 452A, on the gross receipts from the rental of rooms, apartments, or sleeping quarters which are taxed under chapter 422A during the period the hotel and motel tax is imposed, on the gross receipts from the sale of equipment by the state department of transportation, on the gross receipts from the sale of self-propelled building equipment, pile drivers, motorized scaffolding, or attachments customarily drawn or attached to self-propelled building equipment, pile drivers, and motorized scaffolding, including auxiliary attachments which improve the performance, safety, operation, or efficiency of the equipment, and replacement parts and are directly and primarily used by contractors, subcontractors, and builders for new construction, reconstruction, alterations, expansion, or remodeling of real property or structures, and on the gross receipts from the sale of a lottery ticket or share in a lottery game conducted pursuant to chapter 99E and except the tax shall not be imposed on the gross receipts from the sale or use of natural gas, natural gas service, electricity, or electric service in a city or county where the gross receipts from the sale of natural gas or electric energy are subject to a franchise fee or user fee during the period the franchise or user fee is imposed.
3. The tax is applicable to transactions within the county where it is imposed and shall be collected by all persons required to collect state gross receipts or local excise taxes. However, a person required to collect state retail sales tax under chapter 422, division IV, is not required to collect local sales and services tax on transactions delivered within the area where the local sales and services tax is imposed unless the person has physical presence in that taxing area. The amount of the sale, for purposes of determining the amount of the tax, does not include the amount of any state gross receipts or excise taxes or other local option sales or excise taxes. A tax permit other than the state tax permit required under section 422.53 or 423.10 shall not be required by local authorities.
4. The director of revenue and finance shall credit tax receipts and interest and penalties from the local sales and services tax for school infrastructure purposes to an account within the county's local sales and services tax fund, as created in section 422B.10, subsection 1, maintained in the name of the school district or school districts located within the county. If the director is unable to determine from which county any of the receipts were collected, those receipts shall be allocated among the possible counties based on allocation rules adopted by the director.
5. a. The director of revenue and finance within fifteen days of the beginning of each fiscal year shall send to each school district where the tax is imposed an estimate of the amount of tax moneys each school district will receive for the year and for each month of the year. At the end of each month, the director may revise the estimates for the year and remaining months.
b. The director shall remit ninety-five percent of the estimated tax receipts for the school district to the school district on or before August 31 of the fiscal year and on or before the last day of each following month.
c. The director shall remit a final payment of the remainder of tax moneys due for the fiscal year before November 10 of the next fiscal year. If an overpayment has resulted during the previous fiscal year, the November payment shall be adjusted to reflect any overpayment.
If more than one school district, or a portion of a school district, is located within the county, tax receipts shall be remitted to each school district or portion of a school district in which the county tax is imposed in a pro rata share based upon the ratio which the percentage of actual enrollment for the school district that attends school in the county bears to the percentage of the total combined actual enrollments for all school districts that attend school in the county. The combined actual enrollment for a county, for purposes of this section, shall be determined for each county imposing a sales and services tax for school infrastructure purposes by the department of management based on the actual enrollment figures reported by October 1 to the department of management by the department of education pursuant to section 257.6, subsection 1. The combined actual enrollment count shall be forwarded to the director of the department of management by March 1, annually, for purposes of supplying estimated tax payment figures and making estimated tax payments pursuant to this section for the following fiscal year.
6. The local sales and services tax for school infrastructure purposes shall be administered as provided in section 422B.9.
7. Construction contractors may make application to the department for a refund of the additional local sales and services tax paid under this chapter by reason of taxes paid on goods, wares, or merchandise under the conditions specified in section 422B.11. The refund shall be paid by the department from the appropriate school district's account in the local sales and services tax fund. The penalty provisions contained in section 422B.11, subsection 3, shall apply regarding an erroneous application for refund of local sales and services tax paid under this chapter.
98 Acts, ch 1130, §3, 6; 99 Acts, ch 151, § 37-39, 89; 99 Acts, ch 156, §17-19, 23
Referred to in § 292.2
1999 amendment to subsection 2 regarding imposition of a local sales and services tax on natural gas, natural gas service, electricity, or electric service is effective May 1, 1999; 99 Acts, ch 151, §37, 89
1999 amendment to subsection 3 requiring persons collecting local excise taxes to collect local sales and services tax if imposed is effective May 1, 1999; 99 Acts, ch 151, § 39, 89
Subsection 7 applies retroactively to July 1, 1998; 99 Acts, ch 156, §19, 23
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