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SB 1390 Cigarettes; purchase for resale, penalties.
SUMMARY AS PASSED SENATE: (all summaries)
Purchase of cigarettes for resale; penalties. Creates a new requirement that purchasers of cigarettes for resale must apply for a special cigarette exemption certificate from the Department of Taxation in order to not be liable for the payment of sales tax at the time of purchase. The bill sets forth numerous requirements that a taxpayer must meet in order to qualify for a cigarette exemption certificate and establishes processes and procedures for the application, renewal, denial, and revocation of the certificates. The bill creates new recordkeeping requirements for the sale or distribution of more than 50 cartons of cigarettes, or with a value greater than $10,000. The bill also makes technical changes. The provisions of the bill requiring the use of a cigarette exemption certificate have a delayed effective date of January 1, 2018. This bill is identical to HB 1913.