16-11-114. Insignia discount. (1) Each licensed wholesaler is entitled to purchase an insignia at full face value less the following percentage of the face value upon payment for the insignia as defrayment of the costs of affixing insignia and precollecting the tax on behalf of the state of Montana:
(a) 0.90% for the first 2,580 cartons or portion of 2,580 cartons purchased in any calendar month;
(b) 0.60% for the next 2,580 cartons or portion of 2,580 cartons purchased in any calendar month; and
(c) 0.45% for purchases in excess of 5,160 cartons in any calendar month.
(2) The taxes for tobacco products, other than cigarettes, that are paid by the wholesaler must be paid to the department in full less a 1.5% defrayment for the wholesaler's collection and administrative expenses and must, in accordance with the provisions of 17-2-124, be deposited by the department in the state general fund except as provided in 16-11-119. Refunds of the tax paid must be made as provided in 15-1-503 in cases in which the tobacco products purchased become unsalable.