Health & Safety Code Section 161.605
Distributor’s Report and Payment of Monthly Fee
(a)A distributor required to file a report under Section 154.210 (Distributor’s Report) or 155.111 (Distributor’s Report), Tax Code, shall, in addition to the information required by those sections, include in that required report, as appropriate:
(1)the number and denominations of stamps affixed to individual packages of non-settling manufacturer cigarettes during the preceding month;
(2)the amount of non-settling manufacturer cigarette tobacco products subject to the tax imposed by Section 155.0211 (Tax Imposed on Tobacco Products Other than Cigars), Tax Code, during the preceding month;
(3)the number of individual packages of non-settling manufacturer cigarettes and the amount of non-settling manufacturer cigarette tobacco products not subject to the tax imposed by Chapter 154 (Cigarette Tax), Tax Code, or Section 155.0211 (Tax Imposed on Tobacco Products Other than Cigars), Tax Code, sold or purchased in this state or otherwise distributed in this state for sale in the United States;
(4)a calculation of the monthly fee required to be paid by the distributor; and
(5)any other information the comptroller considers necessary or appropriate to determine the amount of the fee imposed by this subchapter or to enforce this subchapter.
(b)A distributor shall include with the report required under this section the fee imposed under Section 161.603 (Fee Imposed) based on the non-settling manufacturer cigarettes and cigarette tobacco products required to be included in the distributor’s report under this section and calculated using the rate under Section 161.604 (Rate of Fee).
(c)The information required by Subsections (a)(1), (2), and (3) must be itemized for each place of business and by manufacturer and brand family.
(d)The requirement to report information under this section shall be enforced in the same manner as the requirement to deliver to or file with the comptroller a report required under Section 154.210 (Distributor’s Report) or 155.111 (Distributor’s Report), Tax Code, as appropriate.
(e)Notwithstanding any other law, a distributor that remits a monthly fee under this section is entitled to a stamping allowance of three percent of the face value of all stamps purchased under Section 154.041 (Stamp Required), Tax Code, for providing the service of affixing stamps to cigarette packages.
(f)Information obtained from a report provided under Subsection (a) regarding cigarettes or cigarette tobacco products sold, purchased, or otherwise distributed by a non-settling manufacturer may be disclosed by the comptroller to the manufacturer or to the authorized representative of the manufacturer.
(g)The comptroller shall, for the purpose of assisting distributors in calculating the monthly fee, publish and maintain on the comptroller’s Internet website:
(1)a list of the names and brand families of settling manufacturers;
(2)a list of each non-settling manufacturer showing whether that manufacturer:
(A)is a subsequent participating manufacturer; or
(B)is not a subsequent participating manufacturer; and
(3)the effective date of any credit amendment.
Section 161.605 — Distributor's Report and Payment of Monthly Fee,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.161.htm#161.605 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).