SECTION 1. As used in this act, the following words shall, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, have the following meanings:-
“Private water supplier”, every natural person, partnership, association or corporation engaged in the sale of water to another through pipes or mains, excluding the town of Carver and the North Carver water district, a landlord supplying water to its tenant, a condominium association supplying water to its members, cranberry growers and co-ops.
“Tax per gallon”, shall be $.04 per gallon of water sold in the town of Carver. The tax per gallon may be amended by a vote of town meeting.
SECTION 2. Every private water supplier shall, on or before the 20th day of each month, file with the tax collector of the town a return stating, under the pains and penalties of perjury, the number of gallons of water sold by it in the town of Carver.
SECTION 3. At the time of filing said return, every private water supplier shall pay to the town treasurer an excise tax at the tax per gallon rate on each gallon of water sold as defined herein.
SECTION 4. The collection of such excise tax, including late fees and interest, shall be in accordance with chapter 60 of the General Laws.
SECTION 5. All sums received shall be credited to the general fund of the town of Carver for use in accordance with section 53 of chapter 44 of the General Laws.
SECTION 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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