TAXATION OF TRANSFERS OF CERTAIN ESTATES
87:37 Administration; Rulemaking.
I. The commissioner of revenue administration shall collect the taxes, interest, additions to tax and penalties imposed under this chapter and RSA 21-J.
II. The commissioner shall adopt rules, pursuant to RSA 541-A, relative to:
(a) The administration of the estate tax; and
(b) The recovery of any tax, interest or penalties imposed by this chapter and RSA 21-J.
III. The commissioner may institute actions in the name of the state to recover any tax, interest, or penalties imposed by this chapter and RSA 21-J.
IV. In the collection of the tax imposed by this chapter, the commissioner may use all of the powers granted to tax collectors under RSA 80 for the collection of taxes. The commissioner shall also have all of the duties imposed on tax collectors by RSA 80 that are applicable to the commissioner.
V. The commissioner may take the oath of any person in the course of any hearing authorized under RSA 87:36, III. In connection with hearings, the commissioner and the executor or administrator shall have the power to compel attendance of witnesses and the production of books, records, papers, vouchers, accounts, or other documents. The commissioner and executor or administrator may take the deposition of witnesses residing within or without the state pertaining to any matter under this chapter, in the same way as depositions of witnesses are taken in civil actions in the superior court. Fees of witnesses are the same as those allowed to witnesses in the probate court and in the case of witnesses summoned by the commissioner shall be considered as an expense of administration of this chapter.
VI. Any notice required by this chapter to be given by the commissioner to an executor or administrator shall be made by first class mail to the last known address of the executor or administrator, but in the case of hearings, notice shall be given at least 10 days before the date of the hearing.
Source. 2002, 232:1, eff. Jan. 1, 2003.