Tax imposed -- Rate
(1) From and after July 1, 1972, there is levied and there shall be collected a tax upon the sale, use, consumption, handling, or distribution of all tobacco products in this state at the rate of thirty-five per cent (35%) 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) A floor stocks tax is hereby imposed upon every distributor of tobacco products at the rate of thirty-five per cent (35%) of the wholesale sales price of each tobacco product in his possession or under his control on July 1, 1972.
Each distributor, within twenty (20) days after July 1, 1972, shall file a report with the commission, in such form as the commission may prescribe, showing the tobacco products on hand on July 1, 1972, and the amount of tax due thereon.The tax imposed by this subdivision shall be due and payable within twenty (20) days after July 1, 1972, and thereafter shall bear interest at the rate of one per cent (1%) per month.