If any utility or customer liable for any tax levied pursuant to sections 324.01 to 324.12 , inclusive, of the Revised Code, sells his business or stock of merchandise, or quits his business, the taxes, interest, and penalties imposed pursuant to such sections on the supplying of a utility service prior to that time shall become due and payable immediately, and the utility or customer shall make a final return to the auditor of each county with respect to which any tax, interest, or penalty is due within fifteen days after the date of selling or quitting business. The utility or customer shall give to his successor and file with the tax commissioner an affidavit containing a statement of all such taxes, interest, and penalties which are due, and his successor shall withhold a sufficient amount of the purchase money to cover the amount of such taxes, interest, and penalties due and unpaid as shown on the affidavit until the former owner produces a receipt from the auditor of each county to which such taxes, interest, and penalty were due showing that the same have been paid, or a certificate indicating that no taxes are due. If the purchaser of the business or stock of goods fails to withhold the purchase money as required by this section, he is personally liable for the taxes, interest, and penalties accrued and unpaid during the operation of the business by the former owner.
Cite as R.C. § 324.08
History. Effective Date: 12-12-1967