63-2506

Imposition of tax

(1) On and after July 1, 2005, a tax upon the purchase, storage, use, consumption, handling, distribution or wholesale sale of cigarettes is hereby imposed at the rate of fifty-seven cents (57 cent(s) ) per package of twenty (20) cigarettes, which tax shall be paid by the wholesaler, and collected by the state tax commission. Beginning July 1, 2014, and every year thereafter, of the tax collected pursuant to this subsection, three million three hundred fifteen thousand dollars ($ 3,315,000) shall be subject to appropriation to the public school income fund to be utilized to facilitate and provide substance abuse programs in the public school system. Beginning July 1, 2014, and every year thereafter, of the tax collected pursuant to this subsection, three million three hundred fifteen thousand dollars ($ 3,315,000) shall be subject to appropriation to the department of juvenile corrections for distribution to the counties to be utilized for county juvenile probation services.

(2) Appropriated funds shall be distributed quarterly to the counties based upon the percentage the population of the county bears to the population of the state as a whole.

(3) The remaining moneys collected and those moneys not appropriated under the provisions of this section shall be distributed as specified in section 63-2520, Idaho Code.

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