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270C.60 FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH WITHHOLDING PROVISIONS.
(a) When a person who is required to deduct, withhold, pay over, or deposit any tax imposed
by chapter 290, at the time and in the manner prescribed by law or rules fails to deduct, withhold,
or pay over the tax, or fails to make deposits or payments of the tax and is notified of the
failure by notice served upon the person in the manner prescribed for service of a summons in
civil actions, then the requirements of paragraph (b) shall be met. In the case of a corporation,
partnership or trust, notice served upon an officer, partner or trustee shall, for purposes of this
subdivision, be considered notice served upon the corporation, partnership, or trust and their
officers, partners, or trustees.
(b) A person who is required to deduct, withhold, pay over, or deposit a tax imposed by
chapter 290, if notice has been served upon that person in accordance with paragraph (a), shall
after that date deduct, withhold, and collect the taxes and shall (not later than the end of the
second banking day after any amount of such taxes is deducted, withheld or collected) deposit
the taxes in a separate account in a bank, savings bank or savings association and shall keep the
amount of the taxes in that account until paid to the state of Minnesota. The account constitutes
and must be designated as a special fund in trust for the state of Minnesota payable to the state
of Minnesota by that person as trustee. The person upon whom notice is served shall notify the
commissioner of revenue in writing of the name and address of the bank, savings bank or savings
association wherein the account is kept, together with other information the commissioner may
require. In lieu of the trust fund account, the commissioner may, when necessary to secure the
withholding of the tax imposed by chapter 290, require an employer to file with the Department
of Revenue a bond in an amount determined by the commissioner, or in lieu of it, security in a
form and in an amount the commissioner determines, not more than twice the estimated average
liability for future monthly withholding tax periods.
(c) The commissioner of revenue, on being satisfied with respect to any notification made
under paragraph (a) that the requirements of law and rules with respect to the taxes imposed by
chapter 290 have been and will be complied with, may cancel the notification. The cancellation
shall take effect at the time specified in the notice of the cancellation. All notices authorized or
required under this section must be in the form the commissioner determines.
History: 1961 c 213 art 1 s 1; Ex1961 c 91 art 2 s 1-3,7; 1963 c 355 s 15-17; 1963 c 666 s
1,2; 1965 c 464 s 2; 1965 c 884 art 1 s 7; 1967 c 42 s 2; 1967 c 587 s 1; 1967 c 902 s 1; Ex1967 c
32 art 14 s 11; 1969 c 97 s 5; 1969 c 325 s 7-9; 1969 c 326 s 1; 1969 c 399 s 29,30; 1969 c 654 s
1; 1971 c 55 s 2; 1971 c 147 s 1,2; 1971 c 510 s 1; 1971 c 514 s 1; 1971 c 729 s 1; 1971 c 769 s
2; Ex1971 c 31 art 18 s 5; 1973 c 73 s 1-8; 1973 c 492 s 14; 1973 c 501 s 4-12; 1973 c 582 s 3;
1973 c 711 s 3; 1974 c 60 s 1; 1975 c 349 s 21,22,29; 1975 c 377 s 14,15; 1976 c 2 s 110; 1976 c
181 s 2; 1977 c 111 s 1,2; 1977 c 258 s 1; 1977 c 386 s 8; 1978 c 766 s 8; 1980 c 419 s 31-34;
1980 c 607 art 1 s 32; 1981 c 13 s 1; 1981 c 60 s 21; 1981 c 178 s 104-107; 1981 c 343 s 24-29;
1Sp1981 c 4 art 2 s 29; 1982 c 523 art 1 s 51-55; art 2 s 36-38; art 28 s 4; art 40 s 10,14; 1983 c
15 s 27; 1983 c 180 s 12,13; 1983 c 207 s 30-33,43; 1983 c 247 s 123; 1983 c 294 s 3; 1983 c 342
art 1 s 37-39,43; 1984 c 502 art 2 s 13,14; 1984 c 514 art 1 s 6,8; 1985 c 101 s 13,14; 1985 c 210
art 1 s 12-15; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1Sp1985 c 14 art 1 s 53-56; art 15 s 7,8; art 16 s 4; art 21 s 42,49;
1986 c 444; 1986 c 446 s 3; 1Sp1986 c 1 art 1 s 9; art 3 s 18; 1987 c 268 art 1 s 105-110,126; art
9 s 11-20; art 17 s 18; 1988 c 719 art 1 s 17-19; art 3 s 12; 1989 c 28 s 19,20,25; 1989 c 184 art 2
s 23-25; 1Sp1989 c 1 art 10 s 34-36; 1990 c 480 art 1 s 29-32; art 2 s 16; art 5 s 7,8; 1990 c 516 s
9; 1990 c 604 art 2 s 16; 1991 c 199 art 2 s 1; 1991 c 233 s 109; 1991 c 291 art 6 s 34-39,46; art
16 s 11; 1992 c 511 art 6 s 19; 1993 c 137 s 9; 1993 c 375 art 8 s 14; 1994 c 483 s 1; 1994 c 488 s
8; 1994 c 587 art 1 s 24; 1995 c 202 art 1 s 25; 1995 c 264 art 10 s 12; art 13 s 13; 1997 c 31 art
1 s 17; 1997 c 231 art 5 s 10; 1998 c 300 art 1 s 8; 1999 c 107 s 66; 2000 c 343 s 4; 2000 c 490
art 4 s 29-32; 1Sp2001 c 5 art 7 s 43; 2004 c 206 s 52; 2005 c 151 art 2 s 17; art 6 s 18; art 9 s 20