2013 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 42 - Taxation
§ 42-3203 Stamped packages required for cigarettes; exception


AZ Rev Stat § 42-3203 (through 1st Reg Sess 51st Leg. 2013) What's This?

42-3203. Stamped packages required for cigarettes; exception

A. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, all cigarettes on which a tax is imposed by this chapter shall be placed in packages or containers and on each package or container shall be affixed an official stamp described in section 42-3006 or 42-3202.03. An affixed stamp shall be evidence that the taxes levied by sections 42-3052, 42-3251 and 42-3251.01 are paid.

B. Except as provided in subsection C of this section, cigarette distributors are liable for affixing official stamps or otherwise applying tax indicia to cigarettes that are subject to a tax imposed by this chapter. A licensed cigarette distributor shall apply a stamp to each package of cigarettes that is sold or distributed in this state and that is subject to tax under this chapter, including cigarettes that are subject to tax under section 42-3302. A licensed cigarette distributor shall apply a tax exempt stamp to cigarette packages that are not subject to tax under section 42-3304, subsection A, paragraph 2.

C. Cigarettes that are sold, distributed or transferred by a distributor licensed pursuant to section 42-3201 to sell cigarettes are not required to have affixed the luxury stamps described in section 42-3006 at the time the cigarettes are sold, distributed or transferred to another licensed distributor.

D. Cigarettes that are exempt from tax under 26 United States Code section 5701 and that are distributed according to federal regulations are not subject to tax and do not require a stamp under this chapter.

E. A retailer shall not offer for sale cigarettes in quantities that are not packaged as such for sale by the cigarette manufacturer.

F. Cigarette distributors may apply stamps only to cigarette packages that the cigarette distributors have directly received from a licensed cigarette distributor, licensed cigarette manufacturer or licensed cigarette importer.

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