77-4017. Licensee; records; inspection of business
(1) Every licensee shall keep complete and accurate records for all places of business, including itemized invoices of tobacco products (a) held, purchased, manufactured, or brought in or caused to be brought into this state or (b) for a licensee located outside of this state, shipped or transported to retailers in this state. For snuff, such records shall also include the net weight as listed by the manufacturer.
(2) All books, records, and other papers and documents required to be kept by this section shall be preserved for a period of at least three years after the due date of the tax imposed by the Tobacco Products Tax Act unless the Tax Commissioner, in writing, authorizes their destruction or disposal at an earlier date.
(3) At any time during usual business hours, duly authorized agents or employees of the Tax Commissioner may enter any place of business of a licensee and inspect the premises, the records required to be kept pursuant to this section, and the tobacco products contained in such place of business for purposes of determining whether or not such licensee is in full compliance with the act. Refusal to permit such inspection by a duly authorized agent or employee of the Tax Commissioner shall be grounds for revocation, cancellation, or suspension of the license.