79-3378. Monthly tax returns; remittance of tax; deficiencies
On or before the twentieth day of each calendar month every distributor with a place of business in this state shall file a return with the director showing the quantity and wholesale sales price of each tobacco product (1) brought, or caused to be brought, into this state for sale; and (2) made, manufactured, or fabricated in this state for sale in this state during the preceding calendar month. Every licensed distributor outside this state shall in like manner file a return showing the quantity and wholesale sales price of each tobacco product shipped or transported to retailers in this state to be sold by those retailers, during the preceding calendar month. Returns shall be made upon forms furnished and prescribed by the director. Each return shall be accompanied by a remittance for the full tax liability shown therein, less four percent (4%) of such liability as compensation to reimburse the distributor for his or her expenses incurred in the administration of this act. As soon as practicable after any return is filed, the director shall examine the return. If the director finds that, in his or her judgment, the return is incorrect and any amount of tax is due from the distributor and unpaid, he or she shall notify the distributor of the deficiency. If a deficiency disclosed by the director's examination cannot be allocated by him to a particular month or months, he or she may nevertheless notify the distributor that a deficiency exists and state the amount of tax due. Such notice shall be given to the distributor by registered or certified mail.