10-50-41. Examination of distributor's, wholesaler's, and dealer's records--Inspection of premises--Records to be kept by dealer.
The secretary of revenue may examine the books, papers, and records of any distributor, wholesaler, or dealer in this state, for the purpose of determining whether the tax imposed by this chapter has been fully paid, and may investigate and examine the stock of cigarettes or tobacco products in or upon any premises where the cigarettes or tobacco products are possessed, stored, or sold, for the purpose of determining whether the provisions of this chapter are being obeyed. The secretary may make the inspections and examinations at any time during ordinary business hours, and may inspect at the times the premises and all desks, safes, vaults, and other fixtures and furniture contained in or upon the premises for the purpose of ascertaining whether cigarettes or tobacco products are held or possessed in violation of this chapter. Each dealer shall keep documents establishing that the cigarettes and tobacco products in the dealer's inventory were purchased from a distributor or wholesaler licensed by the State of South Dakota. The documents shall be kept for at least three months. If the documents are not stored at the dealer's registered location, the documents shall be made available in physical or electronic form to the secretary within five business days of the receipt of the request from the secretary.