Cigarettes and Tobacco Products

ORS 323.040
Sales to common carriers in interstate or foreign passenger service exempted

  • tax on carriers


The taxes imposed by ORS 323.005 (Short title) to 323.482 (Offense of unlawful distribution of cigarettes) do not apply to the sale of cigarettes by a distributor to a common carrier engaged in interstate or foreign passenger service or to a person authorized to sell cigarettes on the facilities of the carrier. Whenever cigarettes are sold by distributors to common carriers engaged in interstate or foreign passenger service for use or sale on facilities of the carriers, or to persons authorized to sell cigarettes on those facilities, the tax imposed by this section may not be levied with respect to sales of the cigarettes by the distributors, but a tax is hereby levied upon the carriers or upon the persons authorized to sell cigarettes on the facilities of the carriers, as the case may be, for the privilege of making these sales in Oregon at the same rate that is imposed upon the distribution of cigarettes in this state for each cigarette sold. The common carriers and authorized persons shall pay the tax imposed by this section and file reports with the Department of Revenue as provided in ORS 323.355 (Report of sales on common carriers in interstate or foreign passenger service). [1965 c.525 §20; 1985 c.78 §1; 2003 c.804 §7]
Chapter 323

Notes of Decisions

This chapter was not intended to impose a tax on cigarettes sold by an Oregon distributor, to be shipped out of state and sold out of state to ultimate consumers for use out of state. Carter & Son v. Dept. of Rev., 5 OTR 379 (1974)


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