§ 27-69-17. When distributors not required to affix stamps
Any distributor engaged in manufacturing tobacco products in this state
shall not be required to affix stamps to manufactured cigarette products
before delivery to wholesalers qualified to affix stamps under the provisions
of this chapter, but shall affix the required stamps to any taxable cigarettes
delivered to retailers or consumers.
§ 27-69-19. Dealers liable; exception
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to dealers in tobacco made
the subject of interstate sales, except as provided in Chapter 70, Title
27, Mississippi Code of 1972.
§ 27-69-21. Exemptions
(1) The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any tobacco donated
to any charitable organization for the use of inmates of any institution
supported, in whole or in part, by donations from the public, nor shall
its provisions apply to tobacco purchased by the state or federal government
for use of inmates of any state or federal institution. This exemption
from the payment of the tax can only be allowed by the commissioner on
sales supported by proof that such taxable tobacco was not purchased for
resale, but donated to the inmates of the institution claiming such exemption.
This proof must be accompanied by an exemption claim form as prescribed
by the commissioner and signed under penalty of perjury by an official
of the institution requesting the exemption.
(2) It is further provided that no tax shall apply on sales of tobacco by
a wholesaler or distributor to a retailer for resale on the Mississippi
and Tennessee Rivers at midstream or in the intercoastal waterway in the
Mississippi Sound to crew members for use or consumption on boats or barges
transporting property in interstate commerce.