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Colorado Revised Statutes Title 39. Taxation § 39-22-623. Disposition of collections

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(1)?The proceeds of all moneys collected under this article, less the reserve retained for refunds, shall be credited as follows:

(a)(I)?Repealed by Laws 1986, H.B.1340, ??10.

(II)(A)?Effective July 1, 1987, an amount equal to twenty-seven percent of the gross state cigarette tax shall be apportioned to incorporated cities and incorporated towns which levy taxes and adopt formal budgets and to counties. ?For the purposes of this section, a city and county shall be considered as a city. ?The city or town share shall be apportioned according to the percentage of state sales tax revenues collected by the department of revenue in an incorporated city or town as compared to the total state sales tax collections that may be allocated to all political subdivisions in the state; ?the county share shall be the same as that which the percentage of state sales tax revenues collected in the unincorporated area of the county bears to total state sales tax revenues which may be allocated to all political subdivisions in the state. ?The department of revenue shall certify to the state treasurer, at least annually, the percentage for allocation to each city, town, and county, and such percentage for allocation so certified shall be applied by said department in all distributions to cities, towns, and counties until changed by certification to the state treasurer. ?In order to qualify for distributions of state income tax moneys, units of local government are prohibited from imposing fees, licenses, or taxes on any person as a condition for engaging in the business of selling cigarettes or from attempting in any manner to impose a tax on cigarettes. ?For purposes of this paragraph (a), the ?gross state cigarette tax? means the total tax before the discount provided for in section 39-28-104(1).

(B)?Moneys apportioned pursuant to this subparagraph (II) shall be included for informational purposes in the general appropriation bill or in supplemental appropriation bills for the purpose of complying with the limitation on state fiscal year spending imposed by section 20 of article X of the state constitution and section 24-77-103, C.R.S.

(b)?Following apportionment of the city, town, and county shares pursuant to paragraph (a) of this subsection (1) and pursuant to section 29-21-101, C.R.S., all remaining funds, less the amount credited to the reserve created in section 39-29-107.8, in accordance with subsection (2) of said section, shall be credited to the general fund, and the general assembly shall make appropriations therefrom for the expenses of the administration of this article.

(c)?Distribution to each city, town, and county shall be made monthly, no later than the fifteenth day of the second successive month after the month for which cigarette tax collections are made, commencing in October 1973.

(d)?Each city, town, and county, upon request and at reasonable times, shall be entitled to verify with the executive director or his designated representative the proceeds to which the local government is entitled pursuant to the provisions of this section.

(e)?Where, prior to July 1, 1973, a city or town has pledged the proceeds of all or a portion of its local cigarette tax or tax on the occupation of selling cigarettes for the payment of bonds or other obligations, the city or town shall pledge or place in trust an equivalent amount from its share of the proceeds of the state cigarette tax for the payment of such bonds or other obligations.

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