A. If the distributor fails to precollect or remit the tax imposed by this article when due, the distributor is subject to a civil penalty equal to the amount of taxes that should have been precollected or remitted but was not.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 42-3305

  • 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. See Arizona Laws 42-3001

  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • 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. See Arizona Laws 42-3001
  • 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. See Arizona Laws 42-3001

B. A distributor or any person who ships, transports, sells or distributes cigarettes, cigars, smoking tobacco, plug tobacco, snuff and other forms of tobacco on which the tax required by this article has not been paid when due is guilty of a class 3 misdemeanor.