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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 13. Particular Transactions

Regulation 4077


Regulation 4077. Sales to the United States.

[Repealed May 4, 1982, effective August 19, 1982.]


Regulation 4077. Tobacco Product Manufacturer

Reference: Section 30451, Revenue and Taxation Code. Reference: Sections 22971 and 22974, Business and Professions Code; Sections 30103, 30121, 30131.1, Revenue and Taxation Code.

(a) A tobacco product manufacturer is any person, including any repacker or relabeler, who manufactures, fabricates, assembles, mixes, blends, combines, processes, or labels a finished tobacco product.

The term tobacco product manufacturer includes an owner of a brand or formula for a tobacco product who contracts with another person to complete the fabrication and assembly of the product to the brand or formula owner’s standard.

(b) A retailer who mixes, blends, or combines a tobacco product that is not in a form suitable for human consumption, such as liquid nicotine, and other ingredients or components to make a tobacco product that is suitable for human consumption is a tobacco product manufacturer. A retailer is not a manufacturer solely because the retailer packages liquid nicotine with other items as one unit or allows its customers to mix, blend, or combine liquid nicotine and other components after a sale has been made, or both.

(c) A retailer is not a manufacturer solely because the retailer packages finished tobacco products, such as cigars, together as one unit or because the retailer mixes, blends, or combines finished tobacco products, such as pipe tobacco.

(d) A retailer who is not a licensed manufacturer, importer, or distributor must purchase its tobacco products from a licensed tobacco products distributor or wholesaler.

History—New regulation filed with the Secretary of State April 6, 2021, and effective April 6, 2021.