Section 45-14-244


Published: 2015

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Section 45-14-244

Section 45-14-244Levy of tax; legislative intent.

(a) Upon adoption of the Legislature, there is hereby levied on every person, firm, or corporation that sells, stores, delivers, uses, or otherwise consumes tobacco or tobacco products in Clay County, a county privilege, license, or excise tax in the following amounts:



(1) Twenty-five cents ($.25) for each package of cigarettes made of tobacco or any substitute therefor.



(2) Twelve cents ($.12) for each cigar of any description made of tobacco or any substitute therefor, but not including cigarette sized and near cigarette sized cigars which shall be taxed in the same manner as cigarettes under subdivision (1).



(3) Twenty-five cents ($.25) for each sack, can, package, or other container of smoking tobacco, including granulated, plug cut, crimp cut, ready rubbed, and other kinds and forms of tobacco which are prepared in such manner suitable for smoking in a pipe or cigarette.



(4) Twenty-five cents ($.25) for each sack, plug, package, or other container of chewing tobacco, which tobacco is prepared in such manner suitable for chewing only and not suitable for smoking as described in subdivision (3).



(5) Twenty-five cents ($.25) for each can, bottle, glass, tumbler, package, or other container of snuff made of tobacco or any substitute therefor.



(6) Twenty-five cents ($.25) for each package of tobacco paper, both gummed and ungummed.



(b) The privilege, license, or excise tax shall be in addition to all other taxes imposed by law and shall be collected in the same manner as other taxes on tobacco, except that when the license tax required by this part has been paid by a wholesaler or seller of the products, that payment shall be sufficient. The legislative intent is that the tax shall be paid only once on each package of cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuff, cigars of every description, and smoking tobacco of every description, and for each package of tobacco paper, whether gummed or ungummed.

(Act 2003-220, p. 553, §1; Act 2005-165, p. 286, §1.)