12-330a

Definitions

As used in this chapter:

(1) “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of Revenue Services;
(2) “Tobacco products” means cigars, cheroots, stogies, periques, granulated, plug cut, crimp cut, ready rubbed and other smoking tobacco, snuff tobacco products, cavendish, plug and twist tobacco, fine cut and other chewing tobaccos, shorts, refuse scraps, clippings, cuttings and sweepings of tobacco and all other kinds and forms of tobacco, prepared in such manner as to be suitable for chewing or smoking in a pipe or otherwise or for both chewing and smoking, but shall not include any cigarette, as defined in section 12-285;
(3) “Distributor” means (A) any person in this state engaged in the business of manufacturing tobacco products, (B) any person who purchases untaxed tobacco products at wholesale from manufacturers or other distributors for sale, or (C) any person who imports into this state untaxed tobacco products, at least seventy-five per cent of which are to be sold;
(4) “Unclassified importer” means any person, other than a distributor, who imports, receives or acquires untaxed tobacco products from outside this state for his or her personal use or consumption in this state;
(5) “Sale” or “sell” includes or applies to gifts, exchanges and barter;
(6) “Wholesale sales price” means, in the case of a manufacturer of tobacco products, the price set for such products or, if no price has been set, the wholesale value of such products, and, in the case of a distributor who is not a manufacturer of tobacco products, the price at which the distributor purchased such products, and, in the case of an unclassified importer of tobacco products, the price at which the unclassified importer purchased such products;
(7) “Snuff tobacco products” means only those snuff tobacco products that have imprinted on the packages the designation “snuff” or “snuff flour”, or the federal tax designation “Tax Class M”, or both;
(8) “Untaxed tobacco products” means tobacco products upon which no tax has been paid in accordance with the provisions of this chapter; and
(9) “Taxed tobacco products” means tobacco products upon which tax has been paid in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

(P.A. 89-251, S. 24, 203; P.A. 90-115, S. 2, 5; P.A. 00-170, S. 36, 42; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-6, S. 28, 85; P.A. 03-225, S. 6; P.A. 06-194, S. 13.)

History: P.A. 90-115 amended the definition of “unclassified importer” and added the definition of “wholesale sales price”; P.A. 00-170 deleted snuff and snuff flour from the definition of “tobacco products”, effective July 1, 2000, and applicable to sales occurring on or after that date; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-6 added Subdiv. designators for each definition, included snuff tobacco products and roll-your-own tobacco in definition of “tobacco products” and added definition of “snuff tobacco products”, effective January 1, 2002; P.A. 03-225 deleted reference to roll-your-own tobacco in Subdiv. (2), effective January 1, 2002; P.A. 06-194 amended Subdiv. (3) to redefine “distributor” to apply to untaxed tobacco products, amended Subdiv. (4) to redefine “unclassified importer” to apply to untaxed tobacco products imported for personal use, added Subdivs. (8) and (9) defining “untaxed tobacco products” and “taxed tobacco products” and made technical changes, effective July 1, 2006.

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