(35 ILCS 135/8)
(from Ch. 120, par. 453.38)
Evidence that cigarettes were sold by any person for delivery to a
person residing or engaged in business in this State shall be prima facie
evidence that such cigarettes were sold for use in this State.
Whenever any original package of cigarettes is found in the place of
business or in the possession of any person who is not a licensed
distributor under this Act without proper stamps affixed thereto or an
authorized substitute therefor imprinted thereon, underneath the sealed
transparent wrapper of such original package, as required by this Act, the
prima facie presumption shall arise that such original package of
cigarettes is kept therein or is held by such person in violation of the
provisions of this Act.
The affixation of a proper Illinois Cigarette Tax Stamp or stamps to the
original package of any cigarettes, or the placing of a proper tax imprint
underneath the sealed transparent wrapper of the original package of any
cigarettes, shall be prima facie evidence that the tax herein imposed has
been paid with respect to such cigarettes.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 265.)