2017 ORS 323.030¹
Tax imposed
  • rate
  • exclusiveness
  • only one distribution taxed

(1) Every distributor shall pay a tax upon distributions of cigarettes at the rate of 29 mills for the distribution of each cigarette in this state.

(2) The taxes imposed by ORS 323.005 (Short title) to 323.482 (Offense of unlawful distribution of cigarettes) are in lieu of all other state, county or municipal taxes on the sale or use of cigarettes.

(3) Any cigarette with respect to which a tax has been prepaid under ORS 323.068 (Prepayment of tax) or has otherwise once been imposed under ORS 323.005 (Short title) to 323.482 (Offense of unlawful distribution of cigarettes) is not subject upon a subsequent distribution to the taxes imposed by ORS 323.005 (Short title) to 323.482 (Offense of unlawful distribution of cigarettes).

(4) In addition to and not in lieu of any other tax imposed under ORS 323.005 (Short title) to 323.482 (Offense of unlawful distribution of cigarettes), every distributor shall pay a tax upon distributions of cigarettes at the rate of 7.5 mills for the distribution of each cigarette in this state. [1965 c.525 §§18,30; 1971 c.535 §1; 1985 c.816 §1; 1989 c.866 §1; 1997 c.2 §1; 2003 c.804 §4; 2013 s.s. c.5 §§14,15,16]

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)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 323—Cigarettes and Tobacco Products, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors323.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 323, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano323.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.