AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE
BARLEY — PROMOTION OF MARKETING
22-4015. Imposition of tax. (1) There is hereby levied and imposed a tax of up to four cents (4¢) per hundredweight on all barley grown in the state of Idaho or given to Idaho growers under a crop reduction program, and sold or contracted in this state, and each and every crop grown or barley given to growers under a crop reduction program thereafter. The tax shall be due on barley given to growers under a crop reduction program and on barley sold or contracted through commercial channels in this state, regardless of any deduction of the tax on this same barley prior to it being given to the grower. The tax shall be due on or before the time when such barley is first sold or contracted in the commercial channels and shall be paid at such time or times as the commission may, by rule prescribe, as hereinafter provided, but not later than the 15th day of the month next succeeding the three (3) month period in which such barley is sold or contracted in commercial channels. The commission shall designate the quarters (three (3) month periods) for the purpose of collection of this tax.
(2) The tax shall be levied and assessed to the seller at the time of delivery for sale and shall be deducted by the first purchaser from the price paid to the seller at the time of sale or in case of a lienholder who may possess such barley under his lien, the tax shall be deducted by the lienholder from the proceeds of the claim secured by such lien at the time the barley is pledged or mortgaged. The tax shall be deducted as provided in this section whether the barley is stored in this or any other state. The commission may, however, permit any federal corporation, such as the commodity credit corporation, to waive its responsibility for the collection of the tax, provided the amount of the tax is one dollar ($1.00) or less.
(3) The tax constitutes a lien prior to all other liens and encumbrances upon such barley except liens which are declared by operation of a statute of this state.
(4) Any person may request from the commission in writing, within thirty (30) days after payment thereof, a refund of all or any portion of an assessment levied hereunder on barley and paid by him. The commission shall make the refund not later than thirty (30) days after the end of the fiscal year in which the request is made. Refunds shall cease to be available beginning on the first July 1 following completion of a referendum for the continuation or discontinuation of refunds as described in section 22-4019, Idaho Code.
(5) A sale shall be exempt from the tax if a substantially similar tax is imposed by and paid to another state or foreign country and used for similar purposes with respect to the same barley. The commission shall by rule identify what other taxes are substantially similar and used for similar purposes, and shall establish procedures for sellers to prove the payment of the other taxes.
[22-4015, added 1988, ch. 194, sec. 1, p. 355; am. 1997, ch. 157, sec. 4, p. 456; am. 2012, ch. 263, sec. 3, p. 731.]