Section 40-12-72

Cigars, cigarettes, cheroots, etc. - Retailers.

Each retail dealer in cigars, cheroots, stogies, cigarettes, smoking tobacco, chewing tobacco, or snuff, or any substitute therefor, either or all, shall pay to the state the following privilege license tax: in cities of 25,000 inhabitants and over, $15; in cities or towns of 10,000 inhabitants and less than 25,000 inhabitants, $10; in cities or towns of 5,000 inhabitants and less than 10,000 inhabitants, $5; in cities or towns of 2,000 inhabitants and less than 5,000 inhabitants, $3; in all other places, whether incorporated or not, $2. This privilege license tax is levied on each place of business owned or operated by retail dealers, whether under the same roof or not. The phrase "retail dealer" as used in this section shall include every person, firm, corporation, club, or association, other than a wholesale dealer as defined in Section 40-12-73, who shall sell or store or offer for sale any one or more of the articles enumerated herein, irrespective of quantity or amount, or the number of sales. The privilege license tax herein defined shall be in addition to the sales tax as provided in Section 40-25-2.

(Acts 1935, No. 194, p. 256; Code 1940, T. 51, §484.)