Q Does Section 9-13-21 (Court Reporter’s Tax Fee) impose a $10.00 fee when a plea or answer is filed in a suit, cause or matter which is to be collected when a plaintiff files an answer to an “answer and cross-complaint” of the defendant?

A No. The $10.00 fee is a “one time” fee to be collected only when the initial plea or answer is filed. (Attorney General’s Opinion to Robinson dated April 9, 2010)