§ 31-44-20. Mobile home conveyance tax.
(a) There is imposed, on every deed, instrument, or writing by which any mobile or manufactured home shall be granted, assigned, transferred, or otherwise conveyed to, or vested in, the purchaser or purchasers, or any other person or persons, by his or her or their direction, when the consideration paid exceeds one hundred dollars ($100), a tax at the rate of one dollar and forty cents ($1.40) for each five hundred dollars ($500) or fractional part thereof which is paid for the purchase of the home (inclusive of the value of any lien or encumbrance remaining on it at the time of sale), and exclusive of any personal property that may be included in the sale which tax shall be payable at the time of making, execution, delivery, acceptance or presenting for recording of the instrument. In the absence of an agreement to the contrary, the tax shall be paid by the grantor.
(b) In the event no consideration is actually paid for the mobile or manufactured home, the instrument of conveyance shall contain a statement to the effect that the consideration is such that no documentary stamps are required.
(c) The tax administrator shall enforce the provisions of this section and may adopt and enforce rules and regulations relating to the enforcement of this section.
(P.L. 1996, ch. 319, § 1.)