§11-9-7. False statements to purchasers, lessees or employees relating to tax.

Any person required by law to collect or withhold any tax, who represents, advertises or states to the public or to any purchaser, lessee or employee that he will absorb or assume payment of any part of such tax or that such tax is not to be considered as part of or added to the sales price, or wages payable, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars, or imprisoned in the county jail not more than six months, or both fined and imprisoned.