Subdivision 1. General right to refund. If cigarettes or tobacco products, upon which the tax imposed by this chapter has been reported and paid, are shipped or transported by the distributor to consumers to be consumed outside the state, or to retailers or subjobbers outside the state to be sold by those retailers or subjobbers outside the state, or are returned to the manufacturer by the distributor, or destroyed by the distributor, refund of the tax or credit may be made to the distributor.
Subd. 2. Overpayment of tax. An overpayment of the tax imposed under this chapter may be refunded to the taxpayer.
Subd. 3. Credit against tax. The commissioner may credit the amount determined under this section against taxes otherwise payable under this chapter by the taxpayer.
Subd. 4. Bad debt. The commissioner may adopt rules providing a refund of the tax paid under this chapter if the tax paid qualifies as a bad debt under section 166(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Subd. 5. Source of refund; cigarettes. The commissioner of finance shall pay the cigarette tax refund out of the general fund. The refunds are apportioned to the same accounts and funds in the general fund to which the tax payments were deposited, except no refunds may be apportioned to the general obligation special tax bond debt service account.
Subd. 6. Source of refund; tobacco products. The commissioner of finance shall pay the tobacco products tax refund out of the general fund.
Subd. 7. Annual appropriation. There is appropriated annually from the general fund to the commissioner of finance the amount necessary to make the refunds provided by this section.
HIST: 1997 c 106 art 1 s 14
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