(1)(a) A civil penalty may be imposed by the Department of Revenue on any person who violates any provision of ORS 323.005 to 323.482.
(b) A civil penalty imposed under this subsection may not exceed $1,000 per violation.
(c) A penalty imposed under this section may be appealed to the magistrate division of the tax court. Appeal of a magistrate decision may be made as provided in ORS 305.445 and 305.501.
(2) Any person required to obtain a license as a distributor under ORS 323.005 to 323.482 who knowingly engages in business as a distributor without a license or after a license has been suspended or revoked is guilty of a Class C felony.
(3) Any person required to make, render, sign or verify any report under ORS 323.005 to 323.482 who makes any false report with the intent to defraud is guilty of a Class C felony.
(4)(a) Any transporter who knowingly violates the provisions of ORS 323.225 is guilty of a Class C felony.
(b) This subsection does not apply to a transporter who transports or possesses or acquires for the purpose of transporting fewer than 60,000 cigarettes.
(5) Any person who knowingly violates any provisions of ORS 323.005 to 323.482, except as otherwise provided in this section, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(6) Any person who files a fraudulent refund claim under ORS 323.320 is guilty of a Class C felony.
(7) Any person who, with intent to defraud, makes, alters, forges or utters a false receipt or invoice recording a sale of cigarettes in this state is guilty of a Class C felony.
(8) In addition to any other sentence the court may impose upon a conviction under this section, the court may order the forfeiture of the instrumentalities used in violating ORS 323.005 to 323.482 and the proceeds resulting from a violation of ORS 323.005 to 323.482. [Formerly 323.990; 2003 c.804 §28]Section: Previous 323.416 323.420 323.435 323.440 323.455 323.457 323.460 323.480 323.482 323.500 323.505 323.510 323.515 323.520 323.525 Next
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