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Article - Tax - General




§12–104.

    (a)    “Consumer” means a person who possesses cigarettes or other tobacco products for a purpose other than selling or transporting the cigarettes or other tobacco products.

    (b)    The tobacco tax does not apply to:

        (1)    cigarettes that a licensed wholesaler under Title 16 of the Business Regulation Article is holding for sale outside the State or to a United States armed forces exchange or commissary;

        (2)    other tobacco products that an other tobacco products wholesaler licensed under Title 16.5 of the Business Regulation Article is holding for sale outside the State or to a United States armed forces exchange or commissary; or

        (3)    cigarettes or other tobacco products that:

            (i)    a consumer brings into the State:

                1.    if the quantity brought from another state does not exceed other tobacco products having a retail value of $100 or 5 cartons of cigarettes; or

                2.    if the quantity brought from a United States armed forces installation or reservation does not exceed other tobacco products having a retail value of $100 or 5 cartons of cigarettes;

            (ii)    a person is transporting by vehicle in the State if the person has, in the vehicle, the records required by § 16–219 or § 16.5–215 of the Business Regulation Article for the transportation of cigarettes or other tobacco products; or

            (iii)    are held in storage in a licensed storage warehouse on behalf of a licensed cigarette manufacturer or an other tobacco products manufacturer.