39-28.5-105

Books and records to be preserved

(1) Every distributor shall keep at each licensed place of business complete and accurate records for that place of business, including itemized invoices of tobacco products held, purchased, manufactured, brought in or caused to be brought in from without the state, or shipped or transported to retailers in this state, and of all sales of tobacco products made, except sales to the ultimate consumer.

(2) These records shall show the names and addresses of purchasers, the inventory of all tobacco products on hand, and other pertinent papers and documents relating to the purchase, sale, or disposition of tobacco products.

(3) When a licensed distributor sells tobacco products exclusively to the ultimate consumer at the address given in the license, no invoice of those sales shall be required, but itemized invoices shall be made of all tobacco products transferred to other retail outlets owned or controlled by that licensed distributor. All books, records, and other papers and documents required by this section to be kept shall be preserved for a period of at least three years after the date of the documents, unless the department, in writing, authorizes their destruction or disposal at an earlier date.

(4) (a) Every retailer that is not also a licensed distributor shall keep at its place of business complete and accurate records to show that all tobacco products received by the retailer were purchased from a licensed distributor. The retailer shall provide a copy of such records to the department if so requested. The department may establish the acceptable form of such records.

(b) Any expenses incurred by the department related to enforcing paragraph (a) of this subsection (4) shall be paid from the tobacco settlement defense account, created in section 24-22-115 (2)(a), C.R.S., for the state fiscal year 2009-10, and from the tobacco tax enforcement cash fund created in section 39-28-107 (1)(b), for each state fiscal year thereafter.

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