|SAME AS||SAME AS S08330|
|SPONSOR||Rules (Rosenthal L)|
|Amd 471, Tax L|
|Increases the state excise tax on cigarettes.|
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 10418 IN ASSEMBLY May 11, 2020 ___________ Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. L. Rosen- thal) -- read once and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to increasing the state excise tax on cigarettes The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 471 of the tax law, as amended by 2 section 1 of part D of chapter 134 of the laws of 2010, is amended to 3 read as follows: 4 1. There is hereby imposed and shall be paid a tax on all cigarettes 5 possessed in the state by any person for sale, except that no tax shall 6 be imposed on cigarettes sold under such circumstances that this state 7 is without power to impose such tax, including sales to qualified Indi- 8 ans for their own use and consumption on their nations' or tribes' qual- 9 ified reservation, or sold to the United States or sold to or by a 10 voluntary unincorporated organization of the armed forces of the United 11 States operating a place for the sale of goods pursuant to regulations 12 promulgated by the appropriate executive agency of the United States, to 13 the extent provided in such regulations and policy statements of such an 14 agency applicable to such sales. The tax imposed by this section is 15 imposed on all cigarettes sold on an Indian reservation to non-members 16 of the Indian nation or tribe and to non-Indians and evidence of such 17 tax shall be by means of an affixed cigarette tax stamp. Indian nations 18 or tribes may elect to participate in the Indian tax exemption coupon 19 system established in section four hundred seventy-one-e of this article 20 which provides a mechanism for the collection of the tax imposed by this 21 section on cigarette sales on qualified reservations to such non-members 22 and non-Indians and for the delivery of quantities of tax-exempt ciga- 23 rettes to Indian nations or tribes for the personal use and consumption 24 of qualified members of the Indian nation or tribe. If an Indian nation 25 or tribe does not elect to participate in the Indian tax exemption 26 coupon system, the prior approval system shall be the mechanism for the 27 delivery of quantities of tax-exempt cigarettes to Indian nations or 28 tribes for the personal use and consumption of qualified members of the EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD16370-01-0A. 10418 2 1 Indian nation or tribe as provided for in paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 five of this section. Such tax on cigarettes shall be at the rate of 3 [ four] six dollars and [ thirty-five] twenty-four cents for each twenty 4 cigarettes or fraction thereof, provided, however, that if a package of 5 cigarettes contains more than twenty cigarettes, the rate of tax on the 6 cigarettes in such package in excess of twenty shall be one dollar and 7 eight and three-quarters cents for each five cigarettes or fraction 8 thereof. Such tax is intended to be imposed upon only one sale of the 9 same package of cigarettes. It shall be presumed that all cigarettes 10 within the state are subject to tax until the contrary is established, 11 and the burden of proof that any cigarettes are not taxable hereunder 12 shall be upon the person in possession thereof. 13 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.