Alabama Code > Title 6 > Chapter 12A > § 6-12A-5 - Reporting to commissioner; disclosure; escrow fund
Current as of: 2010
(a) Reporting by wholesalers and distributors. Not later than 20 days after the end of each month, and more frequently if so directed by the commissioner, each wholesaler and distributor shall submit all the information the commissioner requires to facilitate compliance with this chapter, including, but not limited to, a list by brand family of the total number of cigarettes or in the case of roll your own, the equivalent stick count for which the wholesalers and distributors affixed stamps during the previous month or otherwise paid the tax due for any cigarettes. The wholesaler or distributor shall maintain, and make available to the commissioner, all invoices and documentation of sales of all non-participating manufacturer cigarettes and any other information relied upon in reporting to the commissioner for a period of five years.
(b) Disclosure of information. The commissioner is authorized to disclose any information received under this chapter for purposes of determining compliance with and enforcing this chapter. The commissioner may share the information received under this chapter with other federal, state, or local agencies only for purposes of enforcement of this chapter, Chapter 12, or corresponding laws of other states.
(c) Verification of qualified escrow fund. The commissioner may require at any time from the non-participating manufacturer proof, from the financial institution in which the manufacturer has established a qualified escrow fund for the purpose of compliance with Section 6-12-3, of the amount of money in the fund, exclusive of interest, the amount and date of each deposit, and the amount and date of each withdrawal from the fund.
(d) Requests for additional information. In addition to the information required to be submitted herein, the commissioner may require a wholesaler or distributor or tobacco product manufacturer to submit any additional information including, but not limited to, samples of the packaging or labeling of each brand family, as is necessary to determine whether a tobacco product manufacturer is in compliance with this chapter.
(e) Quarterly escrow installments. To promote compliance with this chapter, the commissioner may promulgate regulations requiring a tobacco product manufacturer subject to the requirements of subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of Section 6-12A-3, to make the escrow deposits required in quarterly installments during the year in which the sales covered by the deposits are made. The commissioner may require production of information sufficient to determine the adequacy of the amount of the installment deposit.Prev Next
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