§11-15A-8. Absorbing tax; criminal penalty.

(a) It is unlawful for any retailer to advertise or hold out or state to the public or to any purchaser, consumer or user, directly or indirectly, that the tax or any part thereof imposed by this article will be assumed or absorbed by the retailer or that it will not be added to the selling price of the property or taxable service sold, or if added that it or any part thereof will be refunded.

(b) The tax commissioner has the power to adopt and promulgate rules for adding the tax, or the equivalent thereof, by providing different methods applying uniformly to retailers within the same general classification for the purpose of enabling retailers to add and collect, as far as practicable, the amount of the tax.

(c) Any person violating any of the provisions of this section within this state is guilty of a misdemeanor, and subject to the penalties provided in section seven, article nine of this chapter.