(35 ILCS 143/10-29)
Invoices; packages of little cigars.
(a) Every sales invoice for packages of little cigars containing other than 20 or 25 little cigars issued by a stamping distributor to a person who is not a stamping distributor shall contain both the stamping distributor's Tobacco Products License number and Cigarette Tax Distributor's License number or Cigarette Use Tax Distributor's License number and state that the tax imposed by the Act has been or will be paid or that the sale is exempt in whole or in part and the exemption which is claimed.
(b) Any stamping distributor, distributor or wholesaler who knowingly falsely states on the invoice that the tax imposed by this Act has been or will be paid, or any officer or employee of a corporation, member or employee of a partnership, or manager, member or employee of a limited liability company that is a stamping distributor, distributor, or wholesaler, who, as such officer, employee, manager, or member, knowingly causes to be issued an invoice on behalf of such entity, that such person knows falsely states that the tax imposed by the Act has been or will be paid, is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
(c) Whenever any sales invoice issued by a stamping distributor, distributor or wholesaler for the sale of packages of little cigars containing other than 20 or 25 little cigars does not comply with subsection (b) of Section 10-28 or subsection (a) of this Section by indicating that the tax has been or will be paid or that the sale is exempt in whole or in part, a prima facie presumption shall arise that the tax imposed by Section 10-10 of this Act has not been paid on the little cigars listed on the sales invoice. A person who is not a stamping distributor and is unable to rebut this presumption is in violation of this Act and is subject to the penalties provided in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-273, eff. 8-9-13.)