425-a. Presumption of taxability. For the purpose of the proper administration of the taxes imposed by this article and to prevent evasion thereof, it shall be presumed with respect to this chapter that all alcoholic beverages possessed or found in this state are subject to the taxes imposed by this article until the contrary is established by substantial evidence. Except with respect to a purchase at retail of beers or wines and a purchase at retail of ninety liters or less of liquors, no person shall purchase alcoholic beverages in this state unless the taxes imposed by this article with respect to such beverages have been assumed by a distributor registered under this article or paid by such distributor pursuant to and in accordance with the manner provided herein and evidenced in accordance with the manner provided herein. In the case of liquors, such taxes shall be assumed by a distributor in accordance with the invoice required, and the certification of tax payment included therein, under section four hundred twenty-seven of this article; in the case of other alcoholic beverages, the taxes shall be assumed by such distributor pursuant to and in accordance with the rules or regulations of the department.
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