In addition to the return required by section 5743.03 of the Revised Code, each retail dealer in a county in which a tax is levied under section 5743.021, 5743.024, or 5743.026 of the Revised Code shall, within thirty days after the date on which the tax takes effect, make and file a return, on forms prescribed by the tax commissioner, showing the total number of cigarettes which such retail dealer had on hand as of the beginning of business on the date on which the tax takes effect, and such other information as the commissioner deems necessary for the administration of section 5743.021, 5743.024, or 5743.026 of the Revised Code. Each retail dealer shall deliver the return together with a remittance of the additional amount of tax due on the cigarettes shown on such return to the treasurer of state. The treasurer of state shall stamp or otherwise mark on the return the date it was received and shall also show thereon by stamp or otherwise the tax payment remitted with the return. Thereafter, the treasurer of state shall immediately transmit all returns filed under this section to the tax commissioner. Any retail dealer who fails to file a return under this section shall, for each day the retail dealer so fails, forfeit and pay into the state treasury the sum of one dollar as revenue arising from the tax imposed by section 5743.021, 5743.024, or 5743.026 of the Revised Code, and such sum may be collected by assessment in the manner provided in section 5743.081 of the Revised Code. For thirty days after the effective date of a tax imposed by section 5743.021, 5743.024, or 5743.026 of the Revised Code, a retail dealer may possess for sale or sell in the county in which the tax is levied cigarettes not bearing the stamp or impression required by section 5743.03 of the Revised Code to evidence payment of the county tax but on which the tax has or will be paid.
Effective Date: 07-19-1995; 06-30-2006