(a) If a distributor or dealer removes his or her business from one location to another during the period in which the license is in force, the commissioner shall transfer the license to the new location without an additional fee.

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 12-294

  • another: may extend and be applied to communities, companies, corporations, public or private, limited liability companies, societies and associations. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Dealer: means any person other than a distributor who is engaged in this state in the business of selling cigarettes, including any person operating and servicing fewer than twenty-five cigarette vending machines, and any person who is engaged in the business of selling taxed tobacco products, as defined in section 12-330a, at retail. See Connecticut General Statutes 12-285
  • Distributor: means (A) any person in this state engaged in the business of manufacturing cigarettes. See Connecticut General Statutes 12-285
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.

(b) (1) If any distributor or dealer liable for any amount due under this chapter sells out his or her business or stock of goods or quits the business, such distributor’s or dealer’s successors or assigns shall withhold a sufficient amount of the purchase price to pay the amount due under this chapter from the distributor or dealer until the distributor or dealer provides to such successor or assignee a receipt from the commissioner showing that such amount has been paid or a certificate stating that no amount is due.

(2) If any such successor or assignee fails to withhold the purchase price as required, such successor or assignee shall be personally liable for the payment of the amount required to be withheld by such successor or assignee to the extent of the purchase price, valued in money.

(c) (1) No later than the sixtieth day after the latest of the dates specified in subdivision (2) of this subsection, the commissioner shall either issue the certificate stating that no amount is due or mail notice of the amount that must be paid as a condition of issuing the certificate. Such notice shall be mailed to such successor or assignee at such successor’s or assignee’s address as it appears on the records of the commissioner.

(2) For purposes of subdivision (1) of this subsection, the latest of the following dates shall apply: (A) The date the commissioner receives a written request from the successor or assignee for a certificate; (B) the date of the sale of the business or stock of goods; or (C) the date the former owner’s records are made available for audit.

(d) Failure of the commissioner to mail the notice referred to in subsection (c) of this section shall release the successor or assignee from any further obligation to withhold the purchase price as provided in subsection (b) of this section. The period within which the obligation of the successor or assignee may be enforced shall commence on the date the distributor or dealer sells out his or her business or stock of goods or quits the business or on the date that the assessment against such distributor or dealer becomes final, whichever event occurs later, and shall end three years after such date.

(e) The certificate provided for in subsection (c) of this section may be issued after the payment of all amounts due under this chapter, according to the records of the department as of the date of the certificate, or after the payment of the amounts is secured to the satisfaction of the commissioner.

(f) The obligation of the successor or assignee shall be enforced by serving a notice of successor liability on the successor or assignee. The notice shall be served in the manner prescribed under section 12-309 for service of a notice of assessment, not later than three years after the date the commissioner is notified by the successor or assignee of the purchase of the business or stock of goods. The successor or assignee may protest the assessment in the manner provided in section 12-311. Sixty days after the date on which a notice of assessment is mailed, an assessment shall become final except for any amount as to which the successor or assignee has filed a written protest with the commissioner, as provided in section 12-311.