(a) As used in sections 12-326a to 12-326h, inclusive, (1) “stamping agent” means a licensed distributor other than a buying pool, who purchases cigarettes at wholesale from manufacturers or other distributors for sale to licensed dealers and who maintains an established place of business, including a location used exclusively for such business, which has facilities in which a substantial stock of cigarettes and related merchandise for resale can be kept at all times, and who sells at least seventy-five per cent of such cigarettes to retailers who, at no time, shall own any interest in the business of the distributor as a partner, stockholder or trustee; (2) “subjobber” means a licensed distributor who purchases stamped cigarettes at wholesale for sale to licensed dealers who, at no time, shall own any interest in the business of the distributor as a partner, stockholder or trustee; (3) “chain store” means a licensed distributor (A) operating five or more retail stores with common ownership and control in this state for the sale of cigarettes, or franchising five or more retail stores in this state for the sale of cigarettes who shares in the gross profits generated by such stores and who purchases cigarettes at wholesale either from another distributor or direct from the manufacturer for sale to dealers but sells such cigarettes exclusively in or to retail stores such person is operating or franchising, or (B) operating and servicing twenty-five or more cigarette vending machines in this state who buys such cigarettes at wholesale and sells them exclusively in such vending machines; (4) “cost” means the basic cost of cigarettes plus the cost of doing business; (5) “basic cost of cigarettes” means (A) the lower of (i) the invoice cost of the cigarettes to the distributor or dealer, as the case may be, or (ii) the replacement cost in the quantity last purchased, plus (B) the full face value of any stamps which may be required by this chapter, if not already included in the invoice cost, minus (C) all trade discounts, if any, other than cash discounts; (6) “cost of doing business” means the costs, as computed for federal income tax purposes, that are related to the sale of cigarettes, including but not limited to labor costs, including salaries of executives and officers, rent, depreciation, selling costs, maintenance of equipment, delivery costs, interest, licenses, taxes, insurance, advertising, preopening expenses and any central and regional administrative expenses, expressed as a percentage of the basic cost of cigarettes and applied thereto. In applying such percentage to the basic cost of cigarettes, any fractional part of a cent equal to one-tenth or more of one cent per carton of ten packages of cigarettes shall be rounded to the next higher cent.

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 12-326a

  • 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
  • Buying pool: means and includes any combination, corporation, association, affiliation or group of retail dealers operating jointly in the purchase, sale, exchange or barter of cigarettes, the profits from which accrue directly or indirectly to such retail dealers, provided any person holding a distributor's license issued prior to June 29, 1951, shall be deemed to be a distributor within the terms of this section. See Connecticut General Statutes 12-285
  • Cigarette: means and includes any roll for smoking made wholly or in part of tobacco, irrespective of size or shape and irrespective of whether the tobacco is flavored, adulterated or mixed with any other ingredient, where such roll has a wrapper or cover made of paper or any other material, except where such wrapper is wholly or in the greater part made of tobacco and such roll weighs over three pounds per thousand, provided, if any roll for smoking has a wrapper made of homogenized tobacco or natural leaf tobacco, and the roll is a cigarette size so that it weighs three pounds or less per thousand, such roll is a cigarette and subject to the tax imposed by part I and part II of this chapter. See Connecticut General Statutes 12-285
  • Commissioner of Revenue Services: means the Commissioner of Revenue Services or his authorized agent. See Connecticut General Statutes 12-1
  • 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
  • Person: means any individual, firm, fiduciary, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, trust or association, however formed. See Connecticut General Statutes 12-285
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.

(b) In the absence of the filing with the Commissioner of Revenue Services of satisfactory proof of a lesser or higher cost of doing business, such cost shall be presumed to be (1) in the case of a stamping agent who is selling cigarettes to subjobbers and chain stores, (A) seven-eighths of one per cent of the basic cost of cigarettes to such stamping agent plus (B) the cost of cartage to such subjobbers and chain stores, if performed or paid for by such stamping agent, which, absent satisfactory proof to the contrary shall be presumed to be three-fourths of one per cent of the basic cost of cigarettes to such stamping agent; or (2) in the case of a stamping agent who is selling cigarettes to dealers, (A) five and three-fourths per cent of the basic cost of cigarettes to such stamping agent plus (B) the cost of cartage to such dealers, if performed or paid for by such stamping agent, which, absent satisfactory proof to the contrary shall be presumed to be three-fourths of one per cent of the basic cost of cigarettes to such stamping agent; (3) in the case of a subjobber who is selling cigarettes to dealers, (A) four and seven-eighths per cent of the basic cost of cigarettes to the stamping agent plus (B) the cost of cartage to such dealers, if performed or paid for by such subjobber, which, absent satisfactory proof to the contrary shall be presumed to be three-fourths of one per cent of the basic cost of cigarettes to the stamping agent; (4) in the case of a dealer, eight per cent of the sum of (A) the basic cost of cigarettes to the stamping agent plus (B) the cost of doing business by the stamping agent with respect to cigarettes sold to dealers; and (5) in the case of sales at retail by a stamping agent, subjobber or chain store, the cost to the stamping agent, subjobber or chain store, as the case may be, shall be the same as the cost to the dealer.