Laws, Regulations and Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2022
Cigarette and Tobacco Products Tax Regulations
Title 18. Public Revenues
Division 2. California Department of Tax and Fee Administration — Business Taxes (State Board of Equalization — Business Taxes — See Chapters 6 and 9.9)
Chapter 9. Cigarette and Tobacco Products Tax Law Regulations
Article 10.5. Purchase of Tax Indicia
Regulation 4055. Where Purchased; Distributors' Discount.
Reference: Sections 30161, 30166, and 30167, Revenue and Taxation Code.
Cigarette tax stamps and meter register settings allowing the imprinting of meter impressions may be purchased by licensed distributors through stamp orders submitted to the board. Orders must include the distributor's account number, distributor's name and address, the quantity of stamps for each denomination, order date and the signature of the authorized individual. The tax stamps and meter register settings may be purchased for cash, and when authority has been granted in writing to a distributor, the tax stamps and meter register settings may be purchased on a deferred payment basis. In either case, a discount as provided by law will be allowed to a licensed distributor.
History—Adopted September 13, 1961.
Amended January 12, 1968.
Amended September 26, 2001, effective February 15, 2002. Replaced "designated branch offices of banks located throughout the State. A list of the bank branch offices designated to sell stamps and set meter registers is available at offices of the board" with "locations designated by the board" and replaced "indicia" with "tax stamps and meter register settings".
Amended November 15, 2005, effective March 9, 2006. Replaced "at locations designated by the Board" with "through stamp orders submitted to the Board" in first sentence. Added new sentence "Orders must include the distributor's account number, distributor's name and address, the quantity of stamps for each denomination, order date and the signature of the authorized individual.