63-2552A

Additional tax imposed – Rate

  • (1) In addition to the tax imposed in section 63-2552, Idaho Code, from and after July 1, 1994, there is levied and there shall be collected an additional tax upon the sale, use, consumption, handling, or distribution of all tobacco products in this state at the rate of five percent (5%) of the wholesale sales price of such tobacco products. Such tax shall be imposed at the time the distributor:
    • (a) Brings, or causes to be brought, into this state from without the state tobacco products for sale;
    • (b) Makes, manufactures, or fabricates tobacco products in this state for sale in this state; or
    • (c) Ships or transports tobacco products to retailers in this state to be sold by those retailers.
  • (2) Each distributor, within twenty (20) days after July 1, 1994, shall file a report with the commission, in such form as the commission may prescribe, showing the tobacco products on hand on July 1, 1994, and the amount of tax due thereon. The tax imposed in this subsection shall be due and payable within twenty (20) days after July 1, 1994, and thereafter shall bear interest at the rate of one percent (1%) per month.
(3) Fifty percent (50%) of the tax collected pursuant to this section shall be subject to appropriation to the public school income fund to be utilized to develop and implement school safety improvements and to facilitate and provide substance abuse prevention programs in the public school system, less two hundred thousand dollars ($ 200,000) that shall be remitted annually to the Idaho state police to increase toxicology lab capacity in the bureau of forensic services for drug testing of juveniles, and less eighty thousand dollars ($ 80,000) that shall be remitted to the commission on Hispanic affairs to be used for substance abuse prevention efforts in collaboration with the state department of education. Fifty percent (50%) of the tax collected pursuant to this section shall be subject to appropriation to the department of juvenile corrections for distribution quarterly to the counties to be utilized for county juvenile probation services, based upon the percentage the population of the county bears to the population of the state as a whole. The moneys remitted to the Idaho state police shall be reviewed annually and any money excess to the operations needs of the laboratory for juvenile drug testing will be deposited in the public school income fund for substance abuse prevention programs in the public school system. The laboratory may utilize this increased toxicology capacity for adult drug testing to the extent that timely testing for juveniles is not adversely impacted.

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