2013 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 42 - Taxation
§ 42-3208 Return and payment by distributors of tobacco products other than cigarettes


AZ Rev Stat § 42-3208 (through 1st Reg Sess 51st Leg. 2013) What's This?

42-3208. Return and payment by distributors of tobacco products other than cigarettes

A. Except for tobacco products described in subsection F of this section, every distributor of cigars or tobacco products other than cigarettes shall pay the tax imposed by this chapter on all those products received within the state and shall add the amount of the tax to the sales price.

B. The distributor shall pay the tax to the department monthly on or before the twentieth day of the month next succeeding the month in which the tax accrues.

C. On or before that date the distributor shall prepare a sworn return for the month in which the tax accrues in the form prescribed by the department, showing:

1. The amount of cigars or tobacco products other than cigarettes received in this state during the month in which the tax accrues.

2. The amount of tax for the period covered by the return.

3. Any other information the department deems necessary for the proper administration of this chapter.

D. The distributor shall deliver the return, together with a remittance of the amount of the tax due, to the department.

E. A taxpayer who fails to pay the tax within ten days of the date on which the payment becomes due is subject to and shall pay a penalty determined under section 42-1125 plus interest at the rate determined pursuant to section 42-1123 from the time the tax was due and payable until paid.

F. Tobacco products that are ordered, purchased or transported in a violation of section 13-3711, 36-798.06 or 42-3210 or section 44-7111, section 3(c) or any other statute for which the tobacco products are subject to seizure and destruction are deemed contraband for which taxes that are imposed under this chapter cannot be reported and remitted.

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