Mass. General Laws c.64N § 2

State excise imposition; rate; payment

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Section 2

State excise imposition; rate; payment. An excise tax is hereby imposed upon the sale of marijuana or marijuana products by a marijuana retailer to anyone other than a marijuana establishment at a rate of 10.75 per cent of the total sales price received by the marijuana retailer as a consideration for the sale of marijuana or marijuana products. The excise tax shall be levied in addition to state tax imposed upon the sale of property or services as provided in section 2 of chapter 64H of the General Laws and shall be paid by a marijuana retailer to the commissioner at the time provided for filing the return required by section 16 of chapter 62C of the General Laws.

A sum equal to 1 per cent of the total sales price received under this section from a marijuana retailer that is a social equity business, as defined in section 1 of chapter 94G, shall, not less than quarterly, be distributed, credited and paid by the state treasurer upon certification of the commissioner to each city or town that has at least 1 marijuana retailer that is a social equity business, in proportion to the amount of the sums received from the sale of marijuana or marijuana products by any such marijuana retailer in the city or town. Any city or town seeking to dispute the commissioner's calculation of its distribution under this paragraph shall notify the commissioner, in writing, not later than 1 year from the date the money was distributed by the commissioner to the city or town.

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Last updated: June 20, 2019
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