In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 42-3001

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Department: means the department of revenue. See Arizona Laws 42-1001
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means a natural person, individual, proprietor, proprietorship, company, corporation, organization, association, joint venture, partner, partnership, trust, estate or limited liability company, the federal or state government, a political subdivision of a state or any other legal entity or combination of entities that owns, controls or has possession of real or personal property. See Arizona Laws 42-11001
  • Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Roll: means the assessment and tax roll. See Arizona Laws 42-11001
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Arizona Laws 1-215

1. "Affix" and "affixed" include imprinting tax meter stamps on packages and individual containers as authorized by the department.

2. "Brand family" has the same meaning prescribed in section 44-7111.

3. "Cider" means vinous liquor that is made from the normal alcoholic fermentation of the juice of sound, ripe apples, pears or other pome fruit, including flavored, sparkling and carbonated cider and cider made from condensed apple, pear or other pome fruit must, and that contains more than one-half of one percent of alcohol by volume but not more than seven percent of alcohol by volume.

4. "Cigar" means any roll of tobacco wrapped in leaf tobacco or in any substance containing tobacco other than any roll of tobacco that is a cigarette, as defined in paragraph 5, subdivision (b) of this section.

5. "Cigarette" means either of the following:

(a) Any roll of tobacco wrapped in paper or any substance not containing tobacco.

(b) Any roll of tobacco wrapped in any substance containing tobacco that, because of its appearance, the type of tobacco used in the filler or its packaging and labeling, is likely to be offered to or purchased by a consumer as a cigarette described in subdivision (a) of this paragraph.  This subdivision shall be interpreted consistently with the classification guidelines established by the federal alcohol and tobacco tax and trade bureau.

6. "Consumer" means a person in this state that comes into possession of any luxury subject to the tax imposed by this chapter and that, on coming into possession of the luxury, is not a distributor intending to sell or distribute the luxury, retailer or wholesaler.

7. "Craft distiller" means a distiller in the United States or in a territory or possession of the United States that holds a license pursuant to section 4-205.10.

8. "Distributor" means any person that manufactures, produces, ships, transports or imports into this state or in any manner acquires or possesses for the purpose of making the first sale of the following:

(a) Cigarettes without Arizona tax stamps affixed as required by this article.

(b) Roll-your-own tobacco or other tobacco products on which the taxes have not been paid as required by this chapter.

9. "Farm winery" has the same meaning prescribed in section 4-101.

10. "First sale" means the initial sale or distribution in intrastate commerce or the initial use or consumption of cigarettes, roll-your-own tobacco or other tobacco products.

11. "Luxury" means any article, object or device on which a tax is imposed under this chapter.

12. "Malt liquor" means any liquid that contains more than one-half of one percent alcohol by volume and that is made by the process of fermentation and not distillation of hops or grains, but not including:

(a) Liquids made by the process of distillation of such substances.

(b) Medicines that are unsuitable for beverage purposes.

13. "Master settlement agreement" has the same meaning prescribed in section 44-7101.

14. "Microbrewery" has the same meaning prescribed in section 4-101.

15. "Nonparticipating manufacturer" has the same meaning prescribed in section 44-7111.

16. "Other tobacco products" means tobacco products other than cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco.

17. "Participating manufacturer" has the same meaning prescribed in section 44-7111.

18. "Person" means any individual, firm, partnership, joint venture, association, corporation, municipal corporation, estate, trust, club, society or other group or combination acting as a unit, and the plural as well as the singular number.

19. "Place of business" means a building, facility site or location where an order is received or where tobacco products are sold, distributed or transferred.  Place of business does not include a vehicle.

20. "Retailer" means any person that comes into possession of any luxury subject to the taxes imposed by this chapter for the purpose of selling it for consumption and not for resale.

21. "Roll-your-own tobacco" means any tobacco that, because of its appearance, type, packaging or labeling, is suitable for use and likely to be offered to or purchased by consumers as tobacco for making cigarettes.  This paragraph shall be interpreted consistently with the term as used in section 44-7101. This paragraph shall be interpreted consistently with the classification guidelines established by the federal alcohol and tobacco tax and trade bureau.

22. "Smoking tobacco" means any tobacco that, because of its appearance, type, packaging, labeling or promotion, is suitable for use and likely to be offered to or purchased by consumers as tobacco for making cigarettes or otherwise consumed by burning.  Smoking tobacco includes pipe tobacco and roll-your-own tobacco.

23. "Spirituous liquor" means any liquid that contains more than one-half of one percent alcohol by volume, that is produced by distillation of any fermented substance and that is used or prepared for use as a beverage. Spirituous liquor does not include medicines that are unsuitable for beverage purposes.

24. "Tobacco product manufacturer" has the same meaning prescribed in section 44-7101.

25. "Tobacco products" means all luxuries included in section 42-3052, paragraphs 5 through 9.

26. "Vehicle" means a device in, on or by which a person or property is or may be transported or drawn on the roads of this state regardless of the means by which it is propelled or whether it runs on a track.

27. "Vinous liquor" means any liquid that contains more than one-half of one percent alcohol by volume and that is made by the process of fermentation of grapes, berries, fruits, vegetables or other substances but does not include:

(a) Liquids in which hops or grains are used in the process of fermentation.

(b) Liquids made by the process of distillation of hops or grains.

(c) Medicines that are unsuitable for beverage purposes.

28. "Wholesaler" means a person that sells any spirituous, vinous or malt liquor taxed under this chapter to retail dealers or for the purposes of resale only.