XT 2003-03 - Excise And Motor Fuel Tax Division Information
Release – Notice About Master Cigarette Settlement Agreement
(MSA) - March 3, 2003
The Ohio Attorney General's Office filed complaints with the
Franklin County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas against several
companies for failure to make payments to a qualified escrow
account. The complaints seek preliminary and permanent
injunctive relief ordering them not to sell cigarettes to
consumers in Ohio either directly or through a distributor.
The companies are as follows:Intercontinental Pacific
Ranvir Bidi Works
(Gunvant Rai Harivallabh Jani Bidi (P) Ltd.)
PT Bentoel Prima
Any injunctions issued against these companies may prohibit
the sale, but not the possession, of their products in the
state of Ohio. Wholesalers, if necessary, may apply for a
refund of the Ohio cigarette tax if the stamped packages are
returned to the manufacturer in accordance with Ohio
Administrative Rule 5703-15-15 or sold out-of-state after the
Ohio stamps are removed from the package. We will notify you
if any injunctions are issued.
To receive notices earlier, just send an e-mail to Tobacco_Taxes@tax.state.oh.us.
Enter your company name and the e-mail address or addresses
in the comment area.
If you have any questions or problems, please contact the
Fuel Use and Excise Tax Unit at (614) 466-3410.