CHAPTER 214a
TOBACCO PRODUCTS TAX

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Sec. 12-330c. Tax on tobacco products and snuff tobacco products.

      Sec. 12-330c. Tax on tobacco products and snuff tobacco products. (a)(1) A tax is imposed on all untaxed tobacco products held in this state by any person. Except as otherwise provided in subdivision (2) of this subsection with respect to the tax on cigars, or in subdivision (3) of this subsection with respect to the rate of tax on snuff tobacco products, the tax shall be imposed at the rate of fifty per cent of the wholesale sales price of such products.

      (2) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (1) of this subsection, in the case of cigars the tax shall not exceed fifty cents per cigar.

      (3) The tax shall be imposed on snuff tobacco products, on the net weight as listed by the manufacturer, as follows: One dollar per ounce of snuff and a proportionate tax at the like rate on all fractional parts of an ounce of snuff.

      (b) Said tax shall be imposed on the distributor or the unclassified importer at the time the tobacco product is manufactured, purchased, imported, received or acquired in this state.

      (c) Said tax shall not be imposed on any tobacco products which (1) are exported from the state, or (2) are not subject to taxation by this state pursuant to any laws of the United States.

      (P.A. 89-251, S. 26, 203; P.A. 90-115, S. 4, 5; P.A. 00-174, S. 81, 83; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-6, S. 29, 85; P.A. 06-194, S. 15; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 107; P.A. 11-6, S. 83; 11-61, S. 38.)

      History: P.A. 90-115 deleted application of the tax in Subsec. (a) to the wholesale value of the tobacco product if no price has been set; P.A. 00-174 added provisions re a separate tax on snuff tobacco products, effective July 1, 2000; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-6 added exception for snuff tobacco products in Subsec. (a)(1), modified provision for taxation of snuff by weight in Subsec. (a)(2) and deleted references to snuff tobacco products in Subsecs. (b) and (c), effective January 1, 2002; P.A. 06-194 amended Subsec. (a)(1) to specify tax is on untaxed tobacco products, effective July 1, 2006; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 amended Subsec. (a) to increase tax on tobacco products in Subdiv. (1) from 20% to 27.5% of the wholesale sales price, and to increase tax on snuff tobacco products in Subdiv. (2) from 40 cents to 55 cents per ounce, effective September 9, 2009, and applicable to sales occurring on or after October 1, 2009; P.A. 11-6 amended Subsec. (a)(1) to increase tax on tobacco products from 27.5% to 50% of the wholesale sales price, and amended Subsec. (a)(2) to increase tax on snuff tobacco products from 55 cents to $1.00 per ounce, effective July 1, 2011, and applicable to sales occurring on or after that date; P.A. 11-61 amended Subsec. (a) by adding new Subdiv. (2) re ceiling on tax for cigars and redesignating existing Subdiv. (2) as Subdiv. (3), effective July 1, 2011, and applicable to sales occurring on or after that date.

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