Permit to Purchase and Sell Unstamped Tobacco

Apply for a Permit to Purchase and Sell Unstamped Tobacco. Tobacco wholesale vendors need the permit to buy and sell unmarked tobacco products. Unmarked means the products are not stamped with the Nova Scotia Pantone purple stamp.

By law, tobacco wholesale vendors must have a Permit to Purchase and Sell Unstamped Tobacco to buy and sell unmarked tobacco products. Unmarked means the products are not stamped with the Nova Scotia Pantone purple stamp.

Eligibility

Tobacco wholesale vendors need to apply if they want to buy and sell unmarked tobacco products.

How to apply

  1. Apply online for the permit.
  2. Submit your completed application.

How long it takes

It should take 2 weeks to get the permit. It can take longer if more information is needed or if your application hasn’t been filled in correctly.

Cost

There is no cost to apply for the permit.

Before you start

Make sure you have:

  • Tobacco Wholesale Vendor’s Permit
  • estimated annual quantity of tobacco products the company handles in Nova Scotia
  • location and contact person for each distribution centre if there is more than one (for unstamped tobacco, you will need information on the distribution centres within Nova Scotia only)
  • your tax numbers in other jurisdictions
  • your Tobacco Retail Vendor’s Permit number, if you have one

Renewal

You need to renew your Permit to Purchase and Sell Unstamped Tobacco each year. You should get a renewal notice in the mail before the renewal date. It’s your responsibility to renew on time.

The permit will not be renewed if you have any outstanding accounts with the Government of Nova Scotia.

Apply online

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Other ways to apply

You can use the Tobacco Tax – Permit Application Form (PDF 273 kB) if you’re unable to apply online. Send your completed application by mail. Or drop it off at the Business Registration Unit.