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Statutes > Nebraska > Chapter77 > 77-27_130

77-27,130. Tax Commissioner; tax; deficiency; disallowed by court; effect; frivolous objections; damages.(1) If the amount of a deficiency determined by the Tax Commissioner is disallowed in whole or in part by the court of review, the amount so disallowed shall be credited or refunded to the taxpayer without the making of a claim therefor or, if payment has not been made, shall be abated.(2) If the deficiency determined by the Tax Commissioner is disallowed by the court of review, the taxpayer shall have his or her costs as they would be allowable under the provisions of section 77-27,129. If the deficiency is disallowed in part, the court in its discretion may award the taxpayer a proportionate part of his or her costs.(3) An assessment of a proposed income deficiency by the Tax Commissioner shall become final upon the expiration of the period specified in section 77-2777 for filing a written protest against the proposed assessment if no such protest has been filed within the time provided or, if the protest provided in section 77-2778 has been filed, upon the expiration of time provided for filing a petition for judicial review, upon the final judgment of the reviewing court, or upon the rendering by the Tax Commissioner of a decision pursuant to the mandate of the reviewing court. Notwithstanding the foregoing, for the purpose of making a petition for the review of a determination of the Tax Commissioner, the determination shall be deemed final on the date the notice of decision is sent by certified mail or registered mail to the taxpayer as provided in section 77-2779.(4) If any person institutes proceedings merely for delay or raises frivolous objections to compliance with the Nebraska Revenue Act of 1967, the Tax Commissioner may apply to a judge of the district court for the county where such person resides for damages in an amount not in excess of five thousand dollars for each tax year to be awarded to the State of Nebraska for expenses incurred by the Tax Commissioner in securing compliance. Damages so awarded by the court shall be payable upon notice and demand by the Tax Commissioner and shall be collected in the same manner as delinquent taxes under such act. SourceLaws 1967, c. 487, § 130, p. 1635; Laws 1984, LB 962, § 34.