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61 Pa. Code § 71.32. Additional cigarette stamping agent responsibilities.

§ 71.32. Additional cigarette stamping agent responsibilities.

 (a)  The Tobacco Settlement Agreement Act (35 P. S. § §  5671—5675), requires that the Department collect and maintain data relating to the number of Pennsylvania State Cigarette Excise Tax stamps affixed to packages of cigarettes. As part of the monthly cigarette tax report required by §  71.9(a) (relating to cigarette stamping agent report requirements), every licensed cigarette stamping agent shall complete and attach to the report a schedule, in the form as is prescribed by the Department, to account for and reconcile the number of Pennsylvania Cigarette Excise Tax stamps affixed to packages of cigarettes by the agent during the monthly period covered by the associated cigarette tax report. The schedule shall contain the following information:

   (1)  A listing of the name and address of each nonparticipating tobacco product manufacturer from which the cigarette stamping agent made direct purchases of packages of cigarettes that were actually manufactured by the manufacturer, and the number of Pennsylvania Cigarette Excise Tax stamps affixed to the packages of cigarettes purchased from each manufacturer.

   (2)  A listing of the name and address of all suppliers from which the cigarette stamping agent made purchases of cigarettes, including cigarettes purchased from one tobacco product manufacturer that were actually manufactured by another manufacturer. This listing shall include all purchases of cigarettes made by the cigarette stamping agent during the month, other than directly from the actual manufacturer of the cigarettes.

   (3)  For each individual supplier listed under paragraphs (1) and (2), a listing of all brands of cigarettes purchased from the supplier and the number of Pennsylvania Cigarette Excise Tax stamps affixed to cigarette packages by the cigarette stamping agent with respect to each brand.

   (4)  For each brand of cigarettes listed for each supplier under paragraph (3), the following additional information, if known:

     (i)   The name and address of the tobacco product manufacturer of the cigarettes.

     (ii)   The name and address of the person or entity first responsible for the cigarettes being designated or identified for sale in the United States.

 (b)  Every cigarette stamping agent shall keep complete and accurate records of cigarettes sold and shall preserve and keep for 4 years all invoices, bills of lading, sales records, copies of bills of sale, inventory at the close of each period for which a report is required and other pertinent papers and documents relating to the manufacture, purchase, sale or disposition of cigarettes.

 (c)  The books, records, other papers and documents that are required to be kept shall, at all times during the usual business hours of the day, be subject to inspection by the authorized agents and employees of the Office of Attorney General or the Department of Revenue.

 (d)  A monthly report that is not accompanied by the schedule prescribed by this section shall be considered incomplete. Extensions of time for filing purposes may be granted at the discretion of the Department.

 (e)  The failure of a licensed cigarette stamping agent to comply with this section by not furnishing the schedule required by subsection (a), or by not furnishing complete and accurate information as required by the schedule, shall be deemed a violation of section 1276(a) of the TRC (72 P. S. §  8276(a)) and the agent’s license shall be subject to suspension or revocation under section 1276(b) of the TRC.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  71.32 issued under section 3 of the Tobacco Settlement Act (35 P. S. §  5673); and section 6 of The Fiscal Code (72 P. S. §  6).

Source

   The provisions of this 71.32 adopted April 11, 2003, effective April 12, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 1842.

Cross References

   This section cited in 61 Pa. Code §  71.9 (relating to cigarette stamping agent report requirements).



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