Or. Admin. R. 150-323-0430 - Civil Penalties for Failure to Pay Other Tobacco Products Tax

Current through Register Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1, 2022

(1) The Department of Revenue may assess a civil penalty against any person who is required to comply with ORS 323.500 to 323.645 and who fails to pay the other tobacco products tax.
(2) For purposes of ORS 323.630 and this rule, each tobacco product distributed in violation of ORS 323.500 to 323.645 constitutes a separate violation and is subject to penalty as follows:
(a) Incident - Penalty not to exceed - Minimum Penalty

First - Warning notice

Second - $10 per item - $1,000

Third - $50 per item - $1,000

Fourth - $100 per item - $1,000

Fifth and subsequent - $1,000 per item - $1,000

(b) Distributors will be assessed a minimum penalty of $1,000 for the second and any subsequent incidents.
(3) The department may consider the following factors when determining the civil penalty under this rule:
(a) Number of previous violations of ORS Chapter 323 provisions;
(b) Frequency of violations and time since the last violation; and
(c) Any other information the department considers relevant to its determination.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 150-323-0430
REV 6-2004, f. 7-30-04, cert. ef. 7-31-04; Renumbered from 150-323.630-(B), REV 73-2016, f. 8-15-16, cert. ef. 9/1/2016

Stat. Auth.: ORS 305.100 & 323.575

Stats. Implemented: ORS 323.630

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