September 24, 2007

Buy Cigarettes In A Neighboring State, Become A Felon (And Lose Your Rights)!

"The Tennessee Department of Revenue said Friday that it will begin conducting surveillance of state-line tobacco retailers in other states, looking for Tennesseans who are buying cigarettes there to avoid taxes.

Tennessee residents may legally possess no more than two cartons of cigarettes without the state tax stamp."

"Possession of more than two cartons but less than 25 cartons is a misdemeanor. Possession of more than 25 cartons of untaxed cigarettes is a Class E felony.

Contraband cigarettes, and any vehicle in which they are transported, are subject to seizure, Farr said."

I'm glad they don't do this with brunswick stew. I buy cases of that stuff when I go home...