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Liquor and Accommodation Act 1990 (No. 44 of 1990)
Requested:  27 Nov 2014
Consolidated as at:  Sessional

103. Penalty for late payment of licence fees

      (1) If a licensee fails to pay a licence fee or an instalment of a licence fee by the prescribed time there is payable by the licensee an additional fee of 10% of the amount due for payment.

      (2) If a licensee fails to pay a licence fee or any instalment of a licence fee –

(a) within one month of it becoming payable; or

(b) by any later date the Commissioner may agree –

the licensee's licence is suspended.

      (3) The suspension of a licence in accordance with subsection (2) ends when any outstanding licence fee payable by the licensee is paid to the Commissioner.

      (4) If a licensee is able to choose whether to pay a licence fee in one sum or by instalments but fails to pay either the whole licence fee or the first instalment of that fee by the prescribed time –

(a) the licensee shall be taken to have chosen to pay the licence fee in one sum; and

(b) the additional fee payable by virtue of subsection (1) shall apply in respect of the whole licence fee.

      (5) The Commissioner may –

(a) remit any additional fee payable by virtue of subsection (1) either wholly or in part; and

(b) permit the payment by instalments of a licence fee to which subsection (4)(a) applies –

if the Commissioner is satisfied that the circumstances for the late payment of the fee were such that it is appropriate to do so.